erector

noun erec·tor \ i-ˈrek-tər \
Updated on: 27 Apr 2018

Definition of erector

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

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erector

noun erec·tor \ i-ˈrek-tər \

medical Definition of erector

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

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