tensor muscle of soft palate n.
A muscle with origin from the sphenoid bone and the eustachian tube, with insertion into the hard and soft palate, with nerve supply from the branches of the trigeminal nerve through the otic ganglion, and whose action tenses the soft palate and opens the eustachian tube.
- Tensor muscle of tympanic membrane
tensor muscle of tympanic membrane n. A muscle with origin from the eustachian tube, with insertion into the handle of the malleus, with nerve supply from the branches of the trigeminal nerve through the otic ganglion, and whose action draws the handle of the malleus medialward and tenses the tympanic membrane.
- Tensor product
mathematics A function of two vector spaces, U and V, which returns the space of linear maps from V’s dual to U. Tensor product has natural symmetry in interchange of U and V and it produces an associative “multiplication” on vector spaces. Wrinting * for tensor product, we can map UxV to U*V via: (u,v) […]
noun 1. a system of gears having ten forward gear ratios, especially on a bicycle. 2. a bicycle having such a system of gears. adjective 3. having ten forward gear ratios.
noun 1. a playing card the face of which bears ten pips. 2. Slang. a ten-dollar bill. tennies