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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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 Subway Series. Author: Ronald Blum, Anchorage Daily News, "Ye Olde Slugfest: Yanks top Red Sox 17-13 in MLB Euro debut," 30 June 2019 The Yankees were also heartened by news that Domingo German, who is nursing a hip flexor injury, has responded well to treatment and is now throwing without pain. Bob Klapisch, New York Times, "Giancarlo Stanton Returns, as the Yankees Restock Their Offense," 18 June 2019 Related Articles Trevor Hildenberger, the right-hander who earned seven saves for the Twins last season, was placed on the Triple-A Rochester seven-day injured list with a right flexor mass strain on Monday. John Shipley, Twin Cities, "Twins: Byron Buxton misses third straight game with sore wrist," 17 June 2019 That run began with Megill’s opening assignment to Double-A Amarillo, continued at high Single-A Lake Elsinore after a month-long stay on the injured list due to a flexor strain and had really accelerated following a late May promotion to El Paso. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: Trevor Megill making name for himself in El Paso, Ty France keeps homering," 14 June 2019 Beaty was placed on the 10-day injured list June 5, retroactive to June 3, with a left hip flexor strain. Jorge Castillo, latimes.com, "Dodgers' Cody Bellinger remains feared at the plate despite dip in production," 10 June 2019 Philadelphia: Right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter (right flexor strain) felt soreness while rehabbing in Florida on Thursday. Aaron Bracy, The Seattle Times, "Harper homers, hears “MVP!” chants as Phillies beat Braves," 31 Mar. 2019 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

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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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