extensor


extensor
A muscle the contraction of which causes movement at a joint with the consequence that the limb or body assumes a more straight line, or so that the distance between the parts proximal and distal to the joint is increased or extended; the antagonist of a flexor. See muscle. [L. one who stretches, fr. ex-tendo, to stretch out]

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ex·ten·sor ik-'sten(t)-sər, -sȯ(ə)r n a muscle serving to extend a bodily part (as a limb) called also extensor muscle compare FLEXOR

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n.
any muscle that causes the straightening of a limb or other part.

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ex·ten·sor (ek-stenґsor) [L.] 1. causing extension. 2. [TA] any muscle that extends a joint.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • extensor — músculo capaz de producir un movimiento por el cual dos segmentos de un miembro se apartan y disponen en línea recta Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. extensor Músculo que extiende una …   Diccionario médico

  • extensor — 1713, short for medical L. musculus extensor, from L.L. extensor stretcher, agent noun from L. extensus (see EXTEND (Cf. extend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • extensor — extensor, ra adjetivo,sustantivo masculino 1. Que extiende o hace que se extienda una cosa: un muelle extensor. El (músculo) extensor permite abrir y cerrar los brazos …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • extensor — extensor, ra adj. Que extiende o hace que se extienda algo. Músculo extensor …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • extensor — [ek sten′sər, ek sten′sôr΄; iksten′sər, iksten′sôr] n. [LL extensor, stretcher < L extensus: see EXTENSIBLE] a muscle that extends or straightens some part of the body, esp. a flexed arm or leg …   English World dictionary

  • Extensor — 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extensor — |eis...ô| adj. Que faz estender …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • extensor — ► NOUN Anatomy ▪ a muscle whose contraction extends a limb or other part of the body …   English terms dictionary

  • Extensor — Die Extension (von lat. extensio „Streckung“) ist die Streckung eines Gelenkes. Die gegenläufige Bewegung wird als Flexion bezeichnet. Beim Sprung und Handgelenk wird die Extension (Hebung der Fuß oder Fingerspitze) beim Menschen meistens als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • extensor — ► adjetivo/ sustantivo 1 Que extiende o produce extensión. ► adjetivo/ sustantivo masculino 2 ANATOMÍA Se aplica al músculo o tendón que produce el estiramiento de una extremidad. ► sustantivo masculino 3 DEPORTES Aparato de gimnasia formado por… …   Enciclopedia Universal


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