Divaricator
Divaricator Di*var`i*ca"tor, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the muscles which open the shell of brachiopods; a cardinal muscle. See Illust. of {Brachiopoda}. [1913 Webster]

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  • divaricator — [dī var′i kāt΄ər, divar′i kāt΄ər] n. the muscle that stretches apart the shells of a brachiopod * * * …   Universalium

  • divaricator — [dī var′i kāt΄ər, divar′i kāt΄ər] n. the muscle that stretches apart the shells of a brachiopod …   English World dictionary

  • divaricator — n. [L. divaricatus, spread apart] 1. A muscle which causes parts to open. 2. (BRACHIOPODA) A muscle from the ventral valve to the cardinal process which opens the shell. 3. (BRYOZOA) One of a pair of muscles which open the mandible for an… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • divaricator — n. 1. a scissor like surgical instrument used to divide portions of tissue into two separate parts during an operation. 2. a form of retractor used to open out the sides of an abdominal incision and facilitate access …   Medical dictionary

  • divaricator — di·var·i·ca·tor …   English syllables

  • divaricator — n. 1) a scissor like surgical instrument used to divide portions of tissue into two separate parts during an operation. 2) a form of retractor used to open out the sides of an abdominal incision and facilitate access …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • divaricator —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷rəˌkād.ə(r) noun ( s) : one that divaricates; especially : a muscle that causes divergence or separation of parts (as one of those which open the shell of brachiopods) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Диварикатор (Divaricator) — напоминающий ножницы хирургический инструмент, используемый во время операции для разделения ткани на две отдельные части. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • ДИВАРИКАТОР — (divaricator) напоминающий ножницы хирургический инструмент, используемый во время операции для разделения ткани на две отдельные части …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • divaricate — divaricately, adv. divaricatingly, adv. divarication, n. divaricator, n. v. /duy var i kayt , di /; adj. /duy var euh kit, kayt , di /, v., divaricated, divaricating, adj. v.i. 1. to spread apart; branch; diverge. 2. Bot …   Universalium

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