[ flek-ser ]
/ ˈflɛk sər /

noun Anatomy.

a muscle that serves to flex or bend a part of the body.

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

/ (ˈflɛksə) /


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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Medicine definitions for flexor

[ flĕksər ]


A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.
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Science definitions for flexor

[ flĕksər ]

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