a muscle that bends a limb or other part of the body
Origin of flexorModern Latin from Classical Latin flexus: see flex
A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.
Origin of flexorNew Latin from Latin flexus past participle of flectere to bend
- (anatomy) A muscle whose contraction acts to bend a joint or limb.
From New Latin flexor, agent noun of flectō (“I bend”)