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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depressor  \De*press"or\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  presses  down  an  oppressor. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  muscle  that  depresses  or  tends  to  draw  down  a 
  part 
 
  {Depressor  nerve}  (Physiol.),  a  nerve  which  lowers  the 
  activity  of  an  organ;  as  the  depressor  nerve  of  the 
  heart. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depressor 
  n  1:  any  skeletal  muscle  that  draws  a  part  down  [syn:  {depressor 
  muscle}] 
  2:  a  device  used  by  physician  to  press  a  part  down  or  aside 




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