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    alla is offline Junior Member
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    The spinal column provides *fixation* and flexibility.

    1) Is "fixation" a noun from "to fix" or "to fixate"?
    2) Can it mean "attachment place for muscles" in this context? It's not a professional medical text, it's about safety of manual jobs ( lifting heavy things etc.)

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    Default Re: fixation

    It means to fix, also to support and to solidify, so you are correct, it can mean what you think.

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    'fixation' cannot be used. In its closest meaning to what you want to say about the spine, it refers to the action of making something stable, able to be preserved; or permanent and unchanging.

    I think you might be stuck with 'support and flexibility'

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