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Definition 1: a device used by physician to press a part down or aside - [noun denoting artifact]

(depressor is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of depressor ) a thin depressor used to press the tongue down during an examination of the mouth and throat

Definition 2: any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for depressor in the sense of this definition

(depressor is a kind of ...) a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

Definition 3: any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for depressor in the sense of this definition

(depressor is a kind of ...) any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body

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