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le·va·tor

 (lə-vā′tər)
n. pl. lev·a·to·res (lĕv′ə-tôr′ēz)
1. Anatomy A muscle that raises a bodily part.
2. A surgical instrument for lifting the depressed fragments of a fractured skull.

[New Latin, from Medieval Latin levātor, one that raises, from Latin levāre, to raise; see lever.]

levator

(lɪˈveɪtə; -tɔː)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any of various muscles that raise a part of the body
2. (Surgery) surgery an instrument for elevating a part or structure
[C17: New Latin, from Latin levāre to raise]

le•va•tor

(lɪˈveɪ tər, -tɔr)

n., pl. lev•a•to•res (ˌlɛv əˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-)
1. a muscle that raises a part of the body. Compare depressor.
2. a surgical instrument used to raise a depressed part of the skull.
[1605–15; < New Latin; compare Medieval Latin levātor one who raises recruits < Latin levāre to raise]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.levator - a muscle that serves to lift some body part (as the eyelid or lip)
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
Translations

le·va·tor

1. n. elevador, músculo que eleva o levanta una parte;
2. instrumento quirúrgico para levantar una depresión en una fractura del cráneo.
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