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Pronunciation: flek'shun


  1. The act of flexing or bending, bending of a joint to approximate the parts it connects; bending of the spine so that the concavity of the curve looks forward.
  2. The condition of being flexed or bent.

[L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]

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