depressor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “depressor” in the English Dictionary

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depressornoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈpres.ər/  us   /dɪˈpres.ər/ specialized

depressor noun [C] (muscle)

a ​muscle that ​pulls down ​part of the ​body

depressor noun [C] (tool)

a ​medicaltool used to ​pushparts of the ​body out of the way during an ​operation: a tongue depressor

depressor noun [C] (nerve)

a ​nerve that ​reduces the ​activity of an ​organ
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