noun, plural lev·a·to·res [lev-uhtawr-eez, –tohr-] /ˌlɛv əˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-/.

  1. Anatomy. a muscle that raises a part of the body.Compare depressor.
  2. Surgery. an instrument used to raise a depressed part of the skull.


  1. anatomy any of various muscles that raise a part of the body
  2. surgery an instrument for elevating a part or structure

n.from medical Latin levator “a lifter,” from Latin levatus, past participle of levare “to raise” (see lever). n. pl. lev•a•to•res (lĕv′ə-tôrēz)

  1. A surgical instrument for lifting the depressed fragments of a fractured skull.
  2. A muscle that raises a body part.
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