extensor

extensor

[ik-sten-ser, -sawr]
noun Anatomy.
a muscle that serves to extend or straighten a part of the body.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin extend(ere) to extend + -tor -tor, with -dt- > -s-

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extensor (ɪkˈstɛnsə, -sɔː)
 
n
Compare flexor any muscle that stretches or extends an arm, leg, or other bodily part
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin extensus stretched out]

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extensor ex·ten·sor (ĭk-stěn'sər)
n.
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or body part.

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extensor   (ĭk-stěn'sər)  Pronunciation Key 
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or joint. Compare flexor.
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