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flexor

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From New Latin flexor, agent noun of flectō (I bend)

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flexor (plural flexors)

  1. (anatomy) A muscle whose contraction acts to bend a joint or limb.
    • 2004, Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual
      Starting at the point of shoulder, use muscle squeezings, picking-ups, kneadings and gentle frictions, interspersed with effleurages, over the triceps muscle as well as the fleshy part of the flexor and extensor muscle groups.

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