modulator

noun
mod·​u·​la·​tor | \ ˈmäj-ə-ˌlāt-ər How to pronounce modulator (audio) \

Medical Definition of modulator

1 : one that modulates
2 : any of the nerve fibers that carry impulses from single retinal cones and are believed to be responsible for the transmission of discrete sensations of color

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“Modulator.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/modulator. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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