depressor

noun de·pres·sor \ di-ˈpre-sər , dē- \

Definition of depressor

: one that depresses: such as
a : a muscle that draws down a part — compare levator
b : a device for pressing down or aside
c : 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

noun de·pres·sor \ di-ˈpres-ər \

medical Definition of depressor

: one that depresses: as
a : a muscle that draws down a part — compare levator
b : a device for pressing a part down or aside — see tongue depressor
c : a nerve or nerve fiber that decreases the activity or the tone of the organ or part it innervates

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