Definition of Laxator

1. n. That which loosens; -- esp., a muscle which by its contraction loosens some part.



Definition of Laxator

1. a muscle that relaxes an organ [n -S]

Medical Definition of Laxator

1. That which loosens; especially, a muscle which by its contraction loosens some part. Origin: NL, fr. L. Laxare, laxatum, to loosen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Laxator

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laxator (current term)
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Literary usage of Laxator

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Timothy Holmes (1883)
"laxator tympani. Stapedius. The Tensor tympani, the largest, is contained in the bony canal, above the osseous portion of the Eustachian tube, from which it ..."

2. A System of human anatomy, general and special by Erasmus Wilson (1859)
"The laxator tympani minor (posterior ligament of the malleus), ... Entrance of chorda tympani, Exit of chorda tympani, For the laxator tympani, ..."

3. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"laxator TVM'PANI MI'NOR. A very small muscle which extends from the upper part of the external auditory canal, and is inserted at the inferior part of the ..."

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