depressor depressor

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
  2. (n) any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
  3. (n) a device used by physician to press a part down or aside

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Usage(s):

  1. Winchester will open another picnic basket from Mater and savor caviar on a tongue depressor.
  2. Gaylord Perry, who won 21 games for the San Francisco Giants in 1966, is more theatrical: he uses his fingers as a tongue depressor.
  3. Bronte-Stewart tried it, and found that the oil acted as a kind of cholesterol depressor.
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