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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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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Levator palpebrae superioris muscle was functioning normally.
The levator palpebrae superioris, pupillary sphincter muscle, and four extraocular muscles (the superior rectus, inferior rectus, medial rectus, and inferior oblique muscles) are innervated by the oculomotor nerve.
It exists in complex with multiple independent subnuclei, controlling the superior, inferior, and medial rectus muscle, inferior oblique muscle, levator palpebrae superioris muscle, and sphincter pupillae, respectively.
The normal adult upper lid is highest nasal to the pupil and covers 1-1.5 mm below the superior limbus.1,2 The basic etiology of ptosis is weakness of either of two elevators of the upper lid that include levator palpebrae superioris and muller muscle.

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