levator

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noun le·va·tor \li-ˈvā-tər\

Definition of levator

plural

levatores

play \ˌle-və-ˈtȯr-(ˌ)ēz\ or

levators

  1. :  a muscle that serves to raise a body part — compare depressor

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Origin and Etymology of levator

New Latin, from Latin levare to raise — more at lever


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levator

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noun le·va·tor \li-ˈvāt-ər\

Medical Definition of levator

plural

levatores

\ˌlev-ə-ˈtōr-(ˌ)ēz\play or

levators

\li-ˈvāt-ərz\play
  1. :  a muscle that serves to raise a body part—compare depressor a

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