nounpl. lev·a·to′res· or le·va′tors
- a muscle that raises a limb or other part of the body
- a surgical instrument for lifting depressed fragments of bone in a skull fracture
Origin of levatorModern Latin from past participle of Classical Latin levare, to raise: see lever
- Anatomy A muscle that raises a bodily part.
- A surgical instrument for lifting the depressed fragments of a fractured skull.
Origin of levatorNew Latin from Medieval Latin levātor one that raises from Latin levāre to raise ; see lever .