depressor

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noun de·pres·sor \di-ˈpre-sər, dē-\

Definition of depressor

  1. :  one that depresses: such asa :  a muscle that draws down a part — compare levatorb :  a device for pressing down or asidec :  a nerve or nerve fiber that decreases the activity or the tone of the organ or the part it innervates

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Origin and Etymology of depressor

Late Latin, from Latin deprimere


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depressor

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noun de·pres·sor \di-ˈpres-ər\

Medical Definition of depressor

  1. :  one that depresses: asa:  a muscle that draws down a part—compare levatorb:  a device for pressing a part down or aside—see tongue depressorc:  a nerve or nerve fiber that decreases the activity or the tone of the organ or part it innervates



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