A bending forward; a sharp forward curve or angulation; denoting especially the normal forward bend in the uterus at the junction of corpus and cervix uteri.
- a. of iris rarely used term for an iris that is, in part, folded forward after a severe iridodialysis so that the pigmented layer faces forward.

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an·te·flex·ion .ant-i-'flek-shən n a displacement forward of an organ (as the uterus) so that its axis is bent upon itself

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the bending forward of an organ. A mild degree of anteflexion of the uterus is considered to be normal.

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an·te·flex·ion (an-te-flekґshən) [ante- + flexion] forward curvature of an organ or part, so that its top is turned anteriorly, such as the normal forward curvature of the uterus.

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  • Anteflexion — An te*flex ion, n. (Med.) A displacement forward of an organ, esp. the uterus, in such manner that its axis is bent upon itself. T. G. Thomas. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anteflexĭon — (lat.), Knickung nach vorn, z. B. der Gebärmutter, s. Gebärmutterkrankheiten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Anteflexion — (lat.), in der Gynäkologie Vorlagerung der Gebärmutter, Knickung nach vorn …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • anteflexión — Posición anómala de un órgano, el cual presenta una marcada inclinación hacia delante y está plegado sobre sí mismo. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • antéflexion — ● antéflexion nom féminin Situation anatomique normale du corps utérin, dont l axe forme avec l axe du col utérin un angle ouvert en bas et en avant de 120° …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anteflexion —   [lateinisch] die, / en, Anteversion.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • anteflexion — n. the bending forward of an organ. A mild degree of anteflexion of the uterus is considered to be normal …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Anteflexion — …   Wikipedia

  • Anteflexion — Schematische Darstellung der inneren weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane mit Gebärmutter (Uterus), Gebärmutterhals (Zervix), Eileitern, Eierstöcken (Ovar) und Vagina. Die Gebärmutter – lat. Uterus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • anteflexion — /an teuh flek sheuhn/, n. Pathol. a bending forward of an organ, esp. of the body of the uterus. [1855 60; ANTE + L flexion (s. of flexio) a bending; see FLEXION] * * * …   Universalium

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