- 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.
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In all cases the crests for the depressor muscles are very feebly developed.
The depressor muscle is attached in the middle, at the lower, open end of this cavity.
Depressor: applied to a muscle that has for its function the depression of an organ or a part.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The articular ridge is but slightly developed; the crests for the depressor muscle are very feeble.
Internally, the articular ridge and crests for the depressor muscles, feebly developed.