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retractor

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noun re·trac·tor \ri-ˈtrak-tər\

Definition of retractor

  1. :  one that retracts: as a :  a surgical instrument for holding open the edges of a wound b :  a muscle that draws in an organ or part



1837

First Known Use of retractor

1837


Medical Dictionary

retractor

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noun re·trac·tor \ri-ˈtrak-tər\

Medical Definition of retractor

  1. :  one that retracts: asa:  any of various surgical instruments for holding tissues away from the field of operationb:  a muscle that draws in an organ or part—compare protractor




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