Meaning of “depressor” in the English Dictionary

"depressor" in British English

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depressornoun [ C ]

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

depressor noun [ C ] (muscle)

a muscle that pulls down part of the body

depressor noun [ C ] (tool)

a medical tool used to push parts 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

(Definition of “depressor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)