Definition of flexor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfleksər/
Pronunciation: /ˈflekˌsôr/
(also flexor muscle)


1A muscle whose contraction bends a limb or other part of the body. Often contrasted with extensor.
Example sentences
  • It took 8 weeks for extensor muscle strength to return to normal; the flexor muscle groups generally recovered within 4 weeks.
  • This different insertion pattern of the regenerated tendon could explain how it acts mainly as a flexor muscle rather than as an internal rotator.
  • He was relieved when an MRI found only a strained flexor muscle.
1.1Any of a number of specific muscles in the arm, hand, leg, or foot.
Example sentences
  • Choose moves that also stretch your hip flexors, which will help you achieve a split.
  • There was a minor but consistent increase in knee flexor muscle bursts (amplitude and duration) during treadmill walking.
  • Maintaining good posture and stretching your hip flexors and hamstrings will help keep the strain off your lower back.

Words that rhyme with flexor

Alexa, vexer

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Syllabification: flex·or

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