excitor

noun

ex·​ci·​tor ik-ˈsī-tər How to pronounce excitor (audio)
: an afferent nerve arousing increased action of the part that it supplies

Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of excitor was in 1816

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“Excitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excitor. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

excitor

noun
ex·​ci·​tor -ˈsīt-ər How to pronounce excitor (audio)
: an afferent nerve arousing increased action of the part that it supplies
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