Definitions

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  • n. A muscle whose contraction loosens some part.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which loosens; -- esp., a muscle which by its contraction loosens some part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, that which relaxes or loosens: the opposite of tensor.

Etymologies

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From Latin laxare, laxatum, to loosen.

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