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extensor


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extensor 
  n  :  a  skeletal  muscle  whose  contraction  extends  or  stretches  a 
  body  part  [syn:  {extensor  muscle}]  [ant:  {flexor  muscle}] 




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