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 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 Dortmund will once again be without Paco Alcacer (Achilles tendon) and Marcel Schmelzer (hip flexor). SI.com, "Dortmund v Monchengladbach Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 29 Oct. 2019 Nationals at Astros: Key injuries Nationals C Kurt Suzuki (hip flexor) is hopeful to play Tuesday after missing the last two games. Johnny Parlay, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Washington Nationals at Houston Astros World Series Game 6 odds, picks and betting tips," 28 Oct. 2019 Among the injured for Central Catholic are quarterback/safety Kyle Jackson (knee), receiver Phoenix Jackson (hip flexor), linebacker Antonio Cardenas (hamstring), according to the Bee. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, "What’s next for De La Salle: Central Catholic-Modesto," 26 Aug. 2019 Yankees: RHP Domingo Germán is scheduled to return from a strained hip flexor and start Wednesday at the New York Mets, a day after LHP J.A. Happ starts the opener of the two-game series. Ronald Blum, The Denver Post, "Ye Olde Slugfest: Yanks top Red Sox 17-13 in MLB Euro debut," 29 June 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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The first known use of flexor was in 1615

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24 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Flexor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flexor. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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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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