Levator



[li-vey-ter, -tawr] /lɪˈveɪ tər, -tɔr/

noun, plural levatores
[lev-uh-tawr-eez, -tohr-] /ˌlɛv əˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Anatomy. a muscle that raises a part of the body.
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2.
Surgery. an instrument used to raise a depressed part of the skull.
/lɪˈveɪtə; -tɔː/
noun
1.
(anatomy) any of various muscles that raise a part of the body
2.
(surgery) an instrument for elevating a part or structure
n.

from medical Latin levator “a lifter,” from Latin levatus, past participle of levare “to raise” (see lever).

levator le·va·tor (lə-vā’tər)
n. pl. lev·a·to·res (lěv’ə-tôr’ēz)

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