Meaning of “erector muscle” in the English Dictionary

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"erector muscle" in British English

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erector musclenoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈrek.tə ˌmʌs.əl/ us /ɪˈrek.tɚ ˌmʌs.əl/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Bar bells weigh from one to two pounds each and are found most useful in building up the respiratory and digestive systems, their especial province being the strengthening of the erector muscles and increasing the flexibility of the chest. 
  • The erector muscles become paralyzed, and the organ remains inactive at the call of the will. 

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

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