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A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.
[New Latin, from Latin flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.]
(Anatomy) any muscle whose contraction serves to bend a joint or limb. Compare extensor
[C17: New Latin; see flex]
a muscle that serves to flex or bend a part of the body.
A muscle that bends or flexes a joint. Compare extensor.
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|Noun||1.||flexor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint|
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes