flex·​or | \ˈflek-sər, -ˌsȯr\

Definition of flexor 

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

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And, the most important cog to their offense, Yoenis Cespedes, who has missed the last 20 games with a strained hip flexor, is expected to start taking batting practice this week. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "As Mets nosedive, GM Sandy Alderson says club will never go 'extremist' with rebuild," 5 June 2018 Sedlock, 22, said any changes in his delivery happened because of his elbow problem, which was ultimately diagnosed as a strained flexor mass. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Former Orioles first-rounder Cody Sedlock looking to put poor 2017 in rear view," 7 Apr. 2018 But when Dinelson Lamet began the season on the disabled list with a strain of the flexor mass near his right elbow, Lucchesi’s debut was moved up. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "In Joey Lucchesi's debut, Padres lose on Brewers' big ninth," 30 Mar. 2018 Extra bases Veteran reliever Pat Neshek threw a bullpen session, his third since suffering a strained flexor tendon in his forearm last month. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "J.P. Crawford rejoins Phillies, but playing time at shortstop isn't guaranteed," 6 June 2018 Yoenis Cespedes, the man designed to be the centerpiece of the offense, hasn’t played a game since May 14 with a hip flexor injury. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Sleepless at Citi Field: Why Mickey Callaway is the latest to toss and turn managing the Mets," 18 June 2018 The lunging movements of this exercise work your quads, hip flexors, glutes, hamstrings, and calves, says DiSalvo. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Strengthen Your Entire Body With This 3-Move Kettlebell Circuit From Celebrity Trainer Ben Bruno," 30 May 2018 Denzel Ward played only part of the first practice, then suffered a minor hip flexor injury. Dan Labbe, cleveland.com, "When will Baker Mayfield start for the Browns? (Video)," 14 May 2018 Los Angeles Clippers -- 39-34 Injuries: Pelicans: Rajon Rondo (right wrist sprain) and Nikola Mirotic (right hip flexor) are questionable. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers: How to watch, TV, streaming info," 27 Mar. 2018

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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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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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