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flexor

 [flek´ser]
1. causing flexion.
2. a muscle that flexes a joint; see muscle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

flex·or

(flek'sŏr), [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.
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flexor

(flĕk′sər)
n.
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.
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flex·or

(fleks'ŏr) [TA]
A muscle the action of which is to flex a joint.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

flexor

A muscle that bends (flexes) a joint. A muscle that straightens (extends) a joint is called an extensor.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

flexor

any muscle that brings about the bending of a limb.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005