Share this entry

Share this page

dorsiflexor

Syllabification: dor·si·flex·or
Pronunciation: /ˈdôrsəˌfleksər
 
/

Definition of dorsiflexor in English:

noun

Anatomy
A muscle whose contraction dorsiflexes the hand or foot.
Example sentences
  • Manual muscle testing is the averaging of major muscle groups (upper limb shoulder abductors, elbow flexors, wrist extensors and lower limb hip flexors, quadriceps, and ankle dorsiflexors).
  • Strength of bilateral hip flexors, knee extensors and ankle dorsiflexors was measured.
  • Weakness of the expiratory muscles and ankle dorsiflexors was equivalent, suggesting that these muscle groups are vulnerable to some factor that does not affect the diaphragm.

Definition of dorsiflexor in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…