flexor

Definitions:

  • A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.
  • In <em>anatomy</em>, a muscle whose function is to bend or produce flexion: opposed to <em>extensor.</em> See <internalXref urlencoded="flection">flection</internalXref>, 5. Also, improperly, <em>flector.</em>
  • A short muscle of the palm of the hand, bending the little finger.
  • A short muscle of the palm of the hand, bending the thumb. See cut under <internalXref urlencoded="muscle">muscle</internalXref>.
  • A deep-seated muscle of the back of the leg, flexing the great toe.
  • A muscle which bends or flexes any part; ; -- opposed to <contr>extensor</contr>.
  • A <xref>muscle</xref> whose contraction acts to bend a joint or limb.
  • a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
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