- a muscle that draws down a part of the body, as the corner of the mouth.Compare levator.
- Also called depressor nerve.a nerve that, when stimulated, induces a decrease in activity, as a slowed heartbeat.
Origin of depressor
Examples from the Web for depressor
Historical Examples of depressor
The crests for the depressor muscles are barely discernible.
The crests for the depressor muscles are well developed in all the species.
There are no crests, or only traces of them, for the attachment of the depressor muscle.
The function of the depressor mandibulae muscle in certain passerine birds.Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves
Robert L. Merz
The anterior or muscular compartment contains the sterno-mastoid muscle and the depressor muscles of the hyoid bone.