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”)