erector

[ih-rek-ter]

noun

Also e·rect·er. a person or thing that erects.
Anatomy. a muscle that erects the body or one of its parts.

Origin of erector

First recorded in 1530–40; erect + -or2
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erector

erecter

noun

anatomy any muscle that raises a part or makes it erect
a person or thing that erects
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Word Origin and History for erector
n.

1530s, agent noun in Latin form from erect (v.).

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erector in Medicine

erector

[ĭ-rĕktər]

n.

A muscle that makes a body part erect.arrector
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