flexor

[flek-ser]
noun Anatomy.
a muscle that serves to flex or bend a part of the body.

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin; see flex1, -tor

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flexor (ˈflɛksə)
 
n
Compare extensor any muscle whose contraction serves to bend a joint or limb
 
[C17: New Latin; see flex]

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Word Origin & History

flexor
1610s, Mod.L., agent noun from flectere "to bend."
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flexor flex·or (flěk'sər)
n.
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.

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Science Dictionary
flexor   (flěk'sər)  Pronunciation Key 
A muscle that bends or flexes a joint. Compare extensor.
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Example sentences for flexor
The digital flexor flexes the toe and knee and extends the elbow.
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