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 (tĕn′sər, -sôr′)
1. Anatomy A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
2. Mathematics A set of quantities that obey certain transformation laws relating the bases in one generalized coordinate system to those of another and involving partial derivative sums. Vectors are simple tensors.

[New Latin tēnsor, from Latin tēnsus, past participle of tendere, to stretch; see tense1.]

ten·so′ri·al (-sôr′ē-əl) adj.
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(ˈtɛnsə; -sɔː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any muscle that can cause a part to become firm or tense
2. (Mathematics) maths a set of components, functions of the coordinates of any point in space, that transform linearly between coordinate systems. For three-dimensional space there are 3r components, where r is the rank. A tensor of zero rank is a scalar, of rank one, a vector
[C18: from New Latin, literally: a stretcher]
tensorial adj
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(ˈtɛn sər, -sɔr)

1. a muscle that stretches or tightens some part of the body.
2. a mathematical entity with components that change in a particular way in a transformation from one coordinate system to another.
[1695–1705; < New Latin: stretcher = Latin tend(ere) to stretch (compare tend1) + -tor -tor]
ten•so′ri•al (-ˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-) adj.
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Noun1.tensor - a generalization of the concept of a vector
variable quantity, variable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
2.tensor - any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
tensor tympani - a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum
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tensor (muscle)

nTensor m
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The prestyloid and poststyloid compartments are separated by the fascia of the tensor veli palatini muscle.
The prominent bony spicule were suggestive of some mechanical stimulation to the neighbouring tissues by the elongated pterygoid hamulus eliciting pain that perhaps impaired the smooth functioning of the tensor veli palatini muscle.
(1) These causes include abnormal eustachian tube positioning, underdeveloped cartilage within the eustachian tube causing increased collapsibility, abnormal skull base morphology causing a reduced sphenopalatine angle, and irregular tensor veli palatini and levator veli palatini muscle position and function.
The four muscles of the soft palate (palatoglossus, palatopharyngeus, tensor veli palatini, and levator veli palatini) aid in swallowing and are critical in opening of the Eustachian tubes; thus, injury to the palatal region can impair these functions.
The prime role of this bursa is to diminish the friction over the hamular process by the tendon of tensor veli palatini muscle during its func- tion as bursa walls are separated by a capillary film of synovial fluid, which acts as a lubricant.3,5 Damage of this structure produces inflammation and can cause local or referred pain during the soft palate function.6,7
(21) Physiologic obstruction of the Eusta-chian tube comes from the tensor veli palatini muscles, at their origins.
palatal tremoru olan 10 hastadan 5'inde yumusak damakta maksiler cikintinin posteromedialine, tensor veli palatini ve levator veli palatini kaslarinin insersiyon bolgesine unilateral olarak Dysport[R] 5-15 MU uygulamislardir.