[ ik-sahy-ter, -tawr ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tər, -tɔr /
Physiology. a nerve whose stimulation excites greater action.
Archaic. an exciter.
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Examples from the Web for excitor
Like the other medicines of this order, Ergot is not an excitor of the heart and circulation.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
Whence it became evident that this nerve is not the excitor, but the sensory nerve concerned in glycogenesis.
British Dictionary definitions for excitor
/ (ɪkˈsaɪtə) /
a nerve that, when stimulated, causes increased activity in the organ or part it supplies
a variant spelling of exciter
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