(dē pres′ər, di-)
- a person or thing that depresses
- any of various muscles that draw down a part of the body
- a nerve which when stimulated decreases the activity of a part of the body
- an instrument that presses a protruding part out of the way during a medical examination or operation: a tongue depressor
See depressor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Something that depresses or is used to depress.
- An instrument used to depress a part: a tongue depressor.
- Any of various muscles that serve to draw down a part of the body.
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