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e·rec·tor

 (ĭ-rĕk′tər)
n.
1. One that erects: an erector of skyscrapers.
2. A muscle that makes a body part erect.

erector

(ɪˈrɛktə) or

erecter

n
1. (Physiology) anatomy any muscle that raises a part or makes it erect
2. a person or thing that erects

e•rec•tor

(ɪˈrɛk tər)

n.
1. Also, e•rect′er. a person or thing that erects.
2. a muscle that erects a part of the body.
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A person or business that makes or builds something:
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e·rec·tor

n. erector, capaz de erección o de dilatarse;
___ musclemúsculo ___.
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The deepest bulge is the insertion point of the future arrector pili
They appear when you are frightened or a bit chilly, thanks to the tiny muscles called arrector pili surrounding the hair follicles in your skin.
However, a few bacilli may get buried alive in the fibrosed nerves and arrector pili muscles, thereby serving as a nidus for relapse.
Most of them showed atrophic epidermis, mild lymphocytic and macrophage accumulation around the neurovascular bundles, superficial and deep dermal vessels, sweat glands and arrector pili muscle (Fig.
These newly formed follicles lack associated arrector pili muscles and sweat glands but possess large multi-lobed sebaceous glands (Li, 2010).
The authors postulated that the loss of follicle may be due to the destruction of the stem cells which reside in the bulge area where the arrector pili muscle inserts.
The experience can activate the cat's arrector pili muscles, which are attached to the hair follicles.