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flexor

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

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Origin of flexor

From New Latin, dating back to 1605–15; see origin at flex1, -tor
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British Dictionary definitions for flexor

flexor
/ (ˈflɛksə) /

noun
any muscle whose contraction serves to bend a joint or limbCompare extensor

Word Origin for flexor

C17: New Latin; see flex
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Scientific definitions for flexor

flexor
[ flĕksər ]

A muscle that bends or flexes a joint. Compare extensor.
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