1. [syn: depressor, depressor nerve]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Depressor \De*press"or\, n.
1. One who, or that which, presses down; an oppressor.
2. (Anat.) A muscle that depresses or tends to draw down a
Depressor nerve (Physiol.), a nerve which lowers the
activity of an organ; as, the depressor nerve of the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or
tone of the body part it serves [syn: depressor,