retractor
noun Date: 1837 one that retracts: as a. a surgical instrument for holding open the edges of a wound b. a muscle that draws in an organ or part

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  • retractor — Instrumento para mantener separados los bordes de una herida o las partes musculares de una amputación Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. retractor Instrumento para separar los bordes de tejidos y órganos …   Diccionario médico

  • retractor — retractór adj. m. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  RETRACTÓR adj., s. m. f. (muşchi) care are rolul de a trage un membru sau o parte a corpului spre înapoi. (< fr. rétracteur) Trimis de raduborza, 03.12.2007. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Retractor — Re*tract or (r[ e]*tr[=a]kt [ e]r), n. One who, or that which, retracts. Specifically: (a) In breech loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel. (b) (Surg.) An instrument for holding apart the edges of a wound… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retractor — Retractor, 1) s. Zurückziehende Muskeln; 2) Vorrichtung od. Instrument zum Zurückziehen der bei der Amputation durchschnittenen Muskeln, um dem Knochen höher über dem Muskelschnitt absägen zu können u. Polster zu gewinnen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • retractor — [ri trak′tər] n. a person or thing that retracts; esp., a) a muscle that retracts an organ, protruded part, etc. b) a surgical instrument or device for drawing back a part or organ, as the flesh at the edge of an incision …   English World dictionary

  • Retractor — Rectractor may refer to:* Retractor (medical), a medical instrument * Retractor (memory), a person * Retractor (chess), type of a chess problem …   Wikipedia

  • retractor — A seat belt device which locks the reel of a seat belt when the forward acceleration of the occupants exceeds a certain value. See belt retractor headlight retractor indicator lamp …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • retractor — /ri trak teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that retracts. 2. Anat. a muscle that retracts an organ or protruded part. 3. Surg. an instrument or appliance for drawing back an impeding part, as the edge of an incision. 4. a mechanism, device, or the… …   Universalium

  • retractor — noun 1》 a device for retracting something. 2》 (also retractor muscle) chiefly Zoology a muscle serving to retract a part of the body. Compare with protractor …   English new terms dictionary

  • retractor — n. [L. re, back; trahere, to pull] Any muscle that serves to return an organ to its original position; see protractor muscle …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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