extensor extensor

Definition(s):

  • (n) a skeletal muscle whose contraction extends or stretches a body part

Usage(s):

  1. The body compensates for the instability by putting an emphasis on the knee-extensor muscle.
  2. Most of my cases don't play tennisthere is something you're doing that's overusing the wrist extensor muscles though.

Quotes

  1. "The abductor tendon has a couple of branches to it, and they were cut, along with the extensor tendon," Feaster said. "The abductor, I'm told, controls the movement of the thumb side to side, and extensor controls the lifting of the thumb....
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Jay Feaster Source: USA Today

  2. "I know my body.Rough landing Second baseman Pokey Reese may have saved a run with his acrobatic catch Sunday behind Pedro Martinez, but he paid for it. Reese strained the extensor tendon of the fourth toe on his right foot when he landed after...
    on Jun 16, 2004 By: Theo Epstein Source: Boston Globe

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