retractor


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re·trac·tor

 (rĭ-trăk′tər)
n.
One that retracts, as:
a. Anatomy A muscle, such as a flexor, that retracts an organ or a part.
b. Medicine A surgical instrument used to hold back organs or the edges of an incision.

retractor

(rɪˈtræktə)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any of various muscles that retract an organ or part
2. (Surgery) surgery an instrument for holding back the edges of a surgical incision or organ or part
3. a person or thing that retracts

re•trac•tor

(rɪˈtræk tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that retracts.
2. Surg. an instrument for drawing back the edges of an incision.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retractor - surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incisionretractor - surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incision
surgical instrument - a medical instrument used in surgery
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