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ex·ten·sor

 (ĭk-stĕn′sər)
n.
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or body part.

[New Latin extēnsor, from Latin extēnsus, past participle of extendere, to stretch out; see extend.]

extensor

(ɪkˈstɛnsə; -sɔː)
n
(Anatomy) any muscle that stretches or extends an arm, leg, or other bodily part. Compare flexor
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin extensus stretched out]

ex•ten•sor

(ɪkˈstɛn sər, -sɔr)

n.
a muscle that serves to extend or straighten a part of the body.
[1700–10; < New Latin]

ex·ten·sor

(ĭk-stĕn′sər)
A muscle that extends or straightens a limb or joint. Compare flexor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extensor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body partextensor - a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
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
musculus quadriceps femoris, quadriceps, quadriceps femoris, quad - a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
flexor, flexor muscle - a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
Translations
extendeur

extensor

nStreckmuskel m

ex·ten·sor

a. extensor-a, que tiene la propiedad de extender.

extensor

adj & n (anat) extensor m
References in periodicals archive ?
Extensor retinaculum, a fascia that holds the tendons of the carpal extensor muscles was observed in the distal row of the carpal bones.
29) In addition, the extensor retinaculum in patients with de Quervain's disease demonstrates increased vascularity and deposition of dense fibrous tissue resulting in thickening of the tendon up to 5 times its normal width.
Forces that can influence talonavicular joint are posterior tibial, the deltoid ligament, the calcaneonavicular ligament, the whole talonavicular capsule, the dorsal talonavicular ligament, the bifurcated (Y) ligament, the inferior extensor retinaculum, and occasionally the cubonavicular oblique ligament.
To prevent bowstringing of the extensor tendon, the ECRL was then harvested proximal to the area of tumor involvement and was utilized to reconstruct the extensor retinaculum.
The disruption also involves a large part of both medial and lateral extensor retinaculum.
Both tendons of the El were positioned medial and deep to the tendons of the extensor digitorum (ED) muscle as they traversed the fourth osseofibrous tunnel under the extensor retinaculum (Figure 1C).

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