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circumduction

 [ser″kum-duk´shun]
circular movement of a limb or of the eye.

cir·cum·duc·tion

(ser'kŭm-dŭk'shŭn), [TA]
1. Movement of a part, for example, an extremity, in a circular direction.
2. Synonym(s): cycloduction
Synonym(s): circumductio [TA]
[circum- + L. duco, pp. ductus, to draw]

circumduction

/cir·cum·duc·tion/ (-duk´shun) circular movement of a limb or of the eye.

circumduction

(sûr′kəm-dŭk′shən)
n.
The circular movement of a limb such that the distal end of the limb delineates an arc.

circumduction

[sur′kəmduk′shən]
Etymology: L, circum + ducere, to lead
1 one of the four basic movements allowed by the various joints of the skeleton. It is a combination of abduction, adduction, extension, and flexion. An example is the motion of a bone whose head articulates with a cavity, such as the femur with the acetabulum. The motion of the bone circumscribes a cone, the apex of which is in the cavity and the base of which is described by the distal end of the bone.
2 the circular movement of a limb or of the eye. Compare angular movement, gliding, rotation.
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Circumduction

cir·cum·duc·tion

(sĭr'kŭm-dŭk'shŭn) [TA]
1. Movement of a part, e.g., an extremity, in a circular direction.
2. Synonym(s): cycloduction. Synonym(s): circumductio [TA] .
[circum- + L. duco, pp. ductus, to draw]

circumduction

The movement of a limb that causes the hand or foot to describe a circle.

circumduction (sirˈ·km·dukˑ·shn),

n cone-shaped movement of a limb that includes flexion, abduction, extension, and adduction.

circumduction

circular movement of a limb or of the eye.
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