from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A muscle that when contracted acts to bend a joint or limb in the body.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A muscle whose contraction acts to bend a joint or limb.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A muscle which bends or flexes any part; ; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a muscle whose function is to bend or produce flexion: opposed to extensor. See flection, 5. Also, improperly, flector.
- n. A short muscle of the palm of the hand, bending the little finger.
- n. A short muscle of the palm of the hand, bending the thumb. See cut under muscle.
- n. A deep-seated muscle of the back of the leg, flexing the great toe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
New Latin, from Latin flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin flexor, agent noun of flectō ("I bend") (Wiktionary)