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circumduction (plural circumductions)
- The circular (or, more precisely, conical) movement of a body part, such as a ball-and-socket joint or the eye. It consists of a combination of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction. "Windmilling" the arms and rotating the hand from the wrist are examples of circumductive movement.
- Anatomical terms of motion. (2008, February 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:23, March 28, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anatomical_terms_of_motion&oldid=194373387