flexor

noun flex·or \ ˈflek-sər , -ˌsȯr \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of flexor

: a muscle serving to bend a body part (such as a limb)

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Origin and Etymology of flexor

borrowed from New Latin, from Latin flectere "to cause to go in a different direction, bend, curve" (of uncertain origin) + -tor, agent suffix


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flexor

noun flex·or \ ˈflek-sər , -ˌsȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of flexor

: a muscle serving to bend a body part (as a limb) called also flexor muscle; compare extensor

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