excitor

[ik-sahy-ter, -tawr]
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noun

Physiology. a nerve whose stimulation excites greater action.
Archaic. an exciter.

Nearby words

  1. exciting eye,
  2. excito-,
  3. excitomotor,
  4. exciton,
  5. excitonics,
  6. excitor nerve,
  7. excitoreflex nerve,
  8. excl.,
  9. exclaim,
  10. exclam.

Origin of excitor

First recorded in 1810–20; excite + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for excitor

excitor

noun

a nerve that, when stimulated, causes increased activity in the organ or part it supplies
a variant spelling of exciter
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