erector

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noun erec·tor \i-ˈrek-tər\

Definition of erector

  1. :  one that erects; especially :  a muscle that raises or keeps a part erect

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First Known Use of erector

1538


Erector

trademark erec·tor

Definition of Erector

  1. —used for a metal toy construction set


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erector

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noun erec·tor \i-ˈrek-tər\

Medical Definition of erector

  1. :  a muscle that raises or keeps a part erect—called also arrector

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