extensor

Definitions:

  • A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or body part.
  • In <em>anatomy</em>, a muscle which serves to extend or straighten any part of the body, as an arm or a finger: opposed to <em>flexor.</em> See cut under <internalXref urlencoded="muscle">muscle</internalXref>.
  • A muscle which serves to extend or straighten any part of the body, as an arm or a finger; -- opposed to <contr>flexor</contr>.
  • A <xref>muscle</xref> whose contraction extends or straightens a limb or body part.
  • a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
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