Dilator meaning

dī-lātər, dīlā-, dĭ-lā-
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A muscle that dilates a body part, such as a blood vessel or the pupil of the eye.
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An instrument that dilates a body part, such as a cavity, canal, or orifice.
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A person or thing that dilates.
  • Any muscle that dilates a part of the body.
  • A surgical instrument for dilating an opening, wound, etc.
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A muscle that dilates a body part, such as a blood vessel or the pupil of the eye.
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An instrument that dilates a body part, such as a cavity, canal, or orifice.
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(anatomy) Any nerve or muscle that causes part of the body to dilate.
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(medicine) Any drug that causes such dilation.
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(medicine) An instrument used to dilate an orifice or cavity.
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