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]

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cir·cum·duc·tion .sər-kəm-'dək-shən n movement of a limb or extremity so that the distal end describes a circle while the proximal end remains fixed
cir·cum·duct -'dəkt vt

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a circular movement, such as that made by a limb.

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cir·cum·duc·tion (sur″kəm-dukґshən) [L. circumducere to draw around] the active or passive circular movement of a limb or of the eye.

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