levator


le·va·tor

noun \li-ˈvā-tər\
plural lev·a·to·res \ˌle-və-ˈtr-(ˌ)ēz\ or levators

Definition of LEVATOR

:  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

le·va·tor

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

Medical Definition of LEVATOR

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

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