plantar reflex

noun
flexion of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front in persons over the age of 2 years; under 2 years the results should be extension of the toes (Babinski reflex)
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noun
: a reflex movement of flexing the foot and toes that after the first year is the normal response to tickling of the sole — compare babinski reflex

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a normal reflex flexion of the toes, esp. in persons above one year of age, resulting from stroking the sole of the foot. Cf. Babinski's reflex.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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