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Anatomy. a muscle that stretches or tightens some part of the body.
Mathematics. a mathematical entity with components that change in a particular way in a transformation from one coordinate system to another.
(anatomy) any muscle that can cause a part to become firm or tense
(maths) a set of components, functions of the coordinates of any point in space, that transform linearly between coordinate systems. For three-dimensional space there are 3r components, where r is the rank. A tensor of zero rank is a scalar, of rank one, a vector

tensor ten·sor (těn’sər, -sôr’)
A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
(těn’sər, -sôr’)

A structure of quantities arranged by zero or more indices, such as a scalar (zero indices), a vector (one index), or a matrix (two indices), which is invariant under transformations of coordinates.

Any of various muscles that stretch or tighten a body part, as the muscle that acts to tense the soft palate, called the tensor palati.


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    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.

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