excitor
noun Date: 1816 an afferent nerve arousing increased action of the part that it supplies

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  • excitor — [ek sīt′ər, iksīt′ər; ] also, esp.for 2 [, eksī tôr, iksī′tôr΄] n. [ME exciter] 1. EXCITER 2. Physiol. a nerve which, when stimulated, causes increased activity of the part that it supplies …   English World dictionary

  • Excitor — The Excitor is a jetboat and major tourist attraction in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. It is used on a high speed trip through the scenic bay out to Cape Brett, where the boat travels through the Hole in the Rock , a natural sea tunnel (wave… …   Wikipedia

  • excitor — /ik suy teuhr, tawr/, n. 1. Physiol. a nerve whose stimulation excites greater action. 2. Archaic. an exciter. [1810 20; EXCITE + OR2] * * * …   Universalium

  • excitor — SYN: stimulant (2). * * * ex·ci·tor sīt ər n an afferent nerve arousing increased action of the part that it supplies * * * ex·ci·tor (ek siґtər) a nerve that when stimulated excites greater action in the part it supplies …   Medical dictionary

  • excitor — n. one who excites, one who arouses, one who stirs up; afferent nerve (Physiology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excitor — ex·ci·tor …   English syllables

  • excitor — ex•ci•tor [[t]ɪkˈsaɪ tər, tɔr[/t]] n. phl a nerve that increases the intensity of an action when stimulated • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • excitor — /əkˈsaɪtə/ (say uhk suytuh), /ɛk / (say ek ), / tɔ/ (say taw) noun 1. Physiology a nerve whose stimulation excites greater action. 2. → exciter …   Australian English dictionary

  • excitor — ikˈsīd.ə(r), ek , ītə noun ( s) 1. archaic : exciter 2. : an afferent nerve arousing increased action of the part that it supplies …   Useful english dictionary

  • excitor nerve — a nerve that transmits impulses resulting in an increase in functional activity …   Medical dictionary

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