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

Origin and Etymology of depressor

Late Latin, from Latin deprimere


First Known Use: 1611


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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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