depressor: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-pres'ur), [key]
- a person or thing that depresses.
- an instrument for pressing down a protruding part, as a tongue depressor.
- a muscle that draws down a part of the body, as the corner of the mouth. Cf. levator.
- Also calleddepres&prim;sor nerve&sec;.a nerve that, when stimulated, induces a decrease in activity, as a slowed heartbeat.
- depressor (Thesaurus)