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depressor

noun [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 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
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