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extensor

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

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Origin of extensor

1700–10; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin extend(ere) to extend + -tor-tor, with -dt->-s-
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British Dictionary definitions for extensor

extensor
/ (ɪkˈstɛnsə, -sɔː) /

noun
any muscle that stretches or extends an arm, leg, or other bodily partCompare flexor

Word Origin for extensor

C18: from New Latin, from Latin extensus stretched out
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Medical definitions for extensor

extensor
[ ĭk-stĕnsər ]

n.
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or body part.
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Scientific definitions for extensor

extensor
[ ĭk-stĕnsər ]

A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or joint. Compare flexor.
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