circumduction

(sir-kon-du-ksion) s. f.
Terme didactique. Mouvement de rotation autour d'un axe ou d'un point central.
   En physiologie, mouvement par lequel un membre ou un os décrit en quelque sorte un cône dont le sommet est dans l'articulation supérieure et la base à l'autre extrémité.
   Circum, autour, et ducere, mener (voy. duc).

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  • circumduction — [ sirkɔmdyksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1830; circonduction 1562; de circum et lat. ductus, de ducere « conduire » ♦ didact. Mouvement de rotation autour d un axe ou d un point central. Circumduction du bras. ● circumduction nom féminin (latin circumductio,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Circumduction — may refer to: Circumduction (anatomy), the circular movement of a limb Circumduction (rhetoric), an ambiguous or roundabout figure of speech This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an interna …   Wikipedia

  • Circumduction — Cir cum*duc tion, n. [L. circumductio.] 1. A leading about; circumlocution. [R.] Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. An annulling; cancellation. [R.] Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 3. (Physiol.) The rotation of a limb round an imaginary axis, so as to describe a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumduction — (v. lat.), 1) das Herumführen; 2) Betrügen, Hintergehen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • circumduction — index cancellation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circumduction — (n.) 1570s, from L. circumductionem, noun of action from pp. stem of circumducere to lead round, move or drive round, from circum around (see CIRCUM (Cf. circum )) + ducere to lead (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Circumduction — La circumduction (emprunté du nom latin circumductio, dérivé du verbe circumducere, se traduisant par « conduire autour, conduire en formant un cercle ») est le mouvement du corps duquel l extrémité distale d une partie du corps décrit… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • circumduction — cir·cum·duc·tion (sûr kəm dŭkʹshən) n. The circular movement of a limb such that the distal end of the limb delineates an arc.   [Latin circumductiō, circumductiōn , act of leading around, from circumductus, past participle of circumdūcere, to… …   Universalium

  • circumduction — noun 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 or rotating the hand from the… …   Wiktionary

  • circumduction — 1. Movement of a part, e.g., an extremity, in a circular direction. 2. SYN: cycloduction. SYN: circumductio [TA]. [circum + L. duco, pp. ductus, to draw] * * * cir·cum·duc·tion .sər kəm dək shən n movement of a limb or extremity so that the… …   Medical dictionary

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