flexor

noun
flex·​or | \ ˈflek-sər How to pronounce flexor (audio) , -ˌsȯr \

Definition of flexor

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

Examples of flexor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Dodgers rotation must overcome the loss of All Star right-hander Walker Buehler, who is dealing with a Grade 2 flexor strain in his right forearm. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 16 June 2022 However, VanVleet suffered a left hip flexor strain during the second quarter of Game 4 and did not return. Bryan Toporek, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 Toronto's Alejandro Kirk has left hip flexor discomfort and the Braves' Travis d’Arnaud injured his left thumb. Mark Didtler, ajc, 2 May 2021 Toronto's Alejandro Kirk has left hip flexor discomfort and the Braves' Travis d'Arnaud injured his left thumb. Mark Didtler, Star Tribune, 1 May 2021 After all, the Raptors will play without their top deep threat Fred VanVleet, who is nursing a hip flexor strain. Xl Media, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022 Weaver had a mild flexor strain in addition to a ulnar collateral ligament sprain during the 2019 season, an injury that cost him four months. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2022 The Pistons ruled him out of the game with a left hip flexor strain. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 1 Apr. 2022 Greater hip flexor mobility, glute strength, and core stability will improve your hip extension. Kyle Norman, Outside Online, 7 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of flexor

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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Last Updated

26 Jun 2022

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“Flexor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flexor. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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flexor

noun
flex·​or | \ ˈflek-sər How to pronounce flexor (audio) , -ˌsȯ(ə)r How to pronounce flexor (audio) \

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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