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)

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General Manager Sandy Alderson, who led the team’s medical overhaul after an injury-mired 2017, said on Tuesday the M.R.I. confirmed Cespedes, 32, had been dealing with a mild strain of his right hip flexor muscle. James Wagner, New York Times, "Yoenis Cespedes Hits the D.L. as Mets Fall to the Blue Jays," 16 May 2018 Whiteside had missed the previous nine games due to a strained left hip flexor, returning to practice Wednesday. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Heat within cusp of playoffs with 103-92 win over Bulls; Tyler Johnson hurt," 30 Mar. 2018 Then, the single-leg balance portion works your hip flexors, calves, and the stabilizing muscles and tendons around your ankles and knees, says Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Hailey Bieber Strengthens Her Core and Lower Half With This One 4-Part Exercise," 4 Jan. 2019 This involves four sessions a week doing a variety of movements, including deadlifts, snatches, and other exercises to build strength and power in her hip flexors. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How an Extreme Endurance Athlete Trains to Trek 704 Miles From Antarctica to the South Pole," 11 Oct. 2018 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

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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 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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