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levator

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noun le·va·tor \li-ˈvā-tər\

Definition of levator

plural lev·a·to·res play \ˌle-və-ˈtȯr-(ˌ)ēz\ or levators

  1. :  a muscle that serves to raise a body part — compare depressor



Origin of levator

New Latin, from Latin levare to raise — more at lever


First Known Use: 1615


Medical Dictionary

levator

play
noun le·va·tor \li-ˈvāt-ər\

Medical Definition of levator

plural lev·a·to·res \ˌlev-ə-ˈtōr-(ˌ)ēz\play or le·va·tors \li-ˈvāt-ərz\play

  1. :  a muscle that serves to raise a body part—compare depressor a




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