Meaning of “dorsiflexion” in the English Dictionary

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"dorsiflexion" in British English

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dorsiflexionnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdɔː.sɪˈflek.ʃən/ us /ˌdɔːr.səˈflek.ʃən/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Murphy advises resection of the radius and ulna sufficient to admit of dorsiflexion of the joints and lengthening of the flexor tendons. 
  • Sinuses form, and the whole foot becomes greatly swollen and distorted by flattening of the sole and dorsiflexion of the toes. 

(Definition of “dorsiflexion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)