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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 classic literature ?
It has an extremely wide flank-membrane, stretching from the corners of the jaw to the tail, and including the limbs and the elongated fingers: the flank membrane is, also, furnished with an extensor muscle.
To entertain the possibility that we may be overestimating the relative effort of the extensor musculature, we will examine the required exertion of the wrist extensors in light of the 10 Nm value of Backlund and Nordgren (1968).
The fast flexors ventrally and fast extensors dorsally occupy most of the abdominal cavity (Fig.
The stimulator sends signals to eight electrodes (conductors of electricity) that doctors sewed to Nichole's thumb and finger extensors and flexors--muscles that open and close the hand.
Because several tendons on the back of the forearm were irreparably damaged, it was necessary to attach the wrist extensor, a muscle in the forearm, to the finger extensors.
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We previously showed that this measure was very highly reliable for knee extensors (ICC = 0.
In this study, only stimulation to hip extensors was modulated by the rule-based feedback controller to maintain posture and power for forward progression.
The exercises for different parts of spinal kinetic chain such as low back and hip extensors are frequently used in non-specific chronic low back pain rehabilitation programs (Lemaire et al.
Dynamometric testing of the strength of the calf extensors and forearm flexors was performed using the machine Concept 2 DYNO.
Measurement of muscle strength is generally performed on the knee extensors and flexors and only a few studies have examined muscle strength of upper extremity muscle groups.