noun, plural lev·a·to·res [lev-uh-tawr-eez, -tohr-] /ˌlɛv əˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-/.
Origin of levator
Examples from the Web for levator
In sewing up, it is important to reunite the cut edges of the levator ani, or pelvic weakness will result.
The levator palpebrae superioris is paralysed, and the resulting ptosis completes the picture.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
The needle is then again carried through the levator palpebr, palpebral ligament, and orbicularis in the upper part of the wound.
The levator coccygis is less altered in different species of the family than is the lateralis caudae.
The levator coccygis, together with the two muscles mentioned above, is responsible for elevation of the tail.