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Meaning of EXTENSOR

Pronunciation:  ik'stensur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part
 

EXTENSOR is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: extensor muscle
 
 Antonyms: flexor, flexor muscle
 
 See Also: musculus quadriceps femoris, quad, quadriceps, quadriceps femoris, skeletal muscle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*ten"sor\, n. [L., one who stretches. See {Extend}.]
(Anat.)
A muscle which serves to extend or straighten any part of the
body, as an arm or a finger; -- opposed to flexor.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a muscle that straightens out the bones around a joint.
 

 

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