Definition of Flexor

1. Noun. A skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint.

Exact synonyms: Flexor Muscle
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Antonyms: Extensor



Definition of Flexor

1. n. A muscle which bends or flexes any part; as, the flexors of the arm or the hand; -- opposed to extensor.

Definition of Flexor

1. Noun. (anatomy) A muscle whose contraction acts to bend a joint or limb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flexor

1. a muscle that serves to bend a bodily part [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flexor

1. A muscle which bends or flexes any part; as, the flexors of the arm or the hand; opposed to extensor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flexor

flexitarians
flexitime
flexitimes
flexo
flexodomain
flexodomains
flexoelectric
flexoelectricity
flexographic
flexographies
flexography
flexomagnetic
flexomagnetoelectric
flexon
flexons
flexor (current term)
flexor carpi radialis
flexor carpi ulnaris
flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle of foot
flexor digiti minimi brevis muscle of hand
flexor digitorum brevis
flexor digitorum longus
flexor digitorum profundus
flexor digitorum superficialis
flexor hallucis brevis
flexor hallucis longus
flexor muscle
flexor pollicis brevis
flexor pollicis longus
flexor reflex

Literary usage of Flexor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The flexor longus pollicis is situated on the radial side of the forearm, lying on the same plane as the preceding. It arises from the grooved anterior ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Second layer. accessorius, the tendon of the flexor longue hallucis, ... The long flexor tendons cross each other at an acute angle, the flexor longus ..."

3. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Long commun de» orteil*, flexor longus digitorum pedis profundus perforans—/. ... The state of being bent. The action of a flexor muscle. flexor. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The long flexor tendons diverge from each other at an acute angle; the flexor hallucis longus runs along the inner side of the foot, on a plane superior to ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"In subject 9 was a muscular connexion of the flexor sublimis with the origin of the ... The variations of the flexor profundus digitorum in three subjects ..."

6. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"all the tendons of the flexor digitorum longus into connection with the tendon of the flexor hallucis longus. The musculus quadratus plants, ..."

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