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 Spurs will welcome Aldridge back when his sore hip flexor allows, but for now there’s nothing wrong with giving Poeltl an extended run. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "The triple take: Spurs 105, Warriors 100," 8 Feb. 2021 Adrian Clayborn started off hot, but tailed off because of a hip flexor. cleveland, "The 5-3 Browns at midseason: A position-by-position analysis," 14 Nov. 2020 NFL Network reported that Clayborn, who left the game in the second quarterbacked with a hip injury, has a strained flexor and plans to play through it. cleveland, "Browns CB Greedy Williams was glad to see Terrance Mitchell play well in his spot & ’may the best man win’," 21 Sep. 2020 These support the spine and lengthen the hip flexors, which increase flexibility and improve posture. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "Reformer Pilates: What it is, who it's best for and how to do some moves without the reformer," 10 Jan. 2020 Dorian Finney-Smith sustained a right hip-flexor injury against the Pelicans and is questionable for Friday night’s home game against Memphis. Dallas News, "Young Mavericks gained meaningful experience in ‘playoff-caliber game’ against Pelicans," 6 Mar. 2020 Then came more adversity during the pre-draft process, as Porter suffered a hip flexor injury that is still bothering him. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Kevin Porter Jr., the Cleveland Cavaliers’ wild card, out to prove why he should have been a top 5 pick," 5 July 2019 This increases mobility in the hip flexors, strength in the legs, strength in the arms and trains your body to sit back in a chair with the spine in a straight line. Stephanie Mansour, CNN, "How to combat poor at-home work posture," 22 Apr. 2020 Oregon 7 Arizona 0 14:28 PREGAME -- RG Dallas Warmack (hip flexor) is warming up with second team offense. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks football beats Arizona Wildcats 34-6: Live updates recap, highlights," 17 Nov. 2019

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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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“Flexor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flexor. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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