from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of raising; elevation or upward motion, such as that produced by the action of a levator muscle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of raising; elevation; upward motion, as that produced by the action of a levator muscle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of raising; elevation; especially, the elevation of the Host.
Altar, and reverently and devoutly prepare and consecrate another, and so the third, or more likewise, beginning at these words, Simili modo postquam coenatume est, and ending at these words Qui pro vobis et pro multis effundetur in remissionem peccatorum, and without any levation or lifting up.
Contraction of each of the three muscles results in levation of the occipital processes, suggesting possible roles in head pitch or upwards translation.
Contraction of 41a may generate lateral translation of the head, though its dominant function is clearly head levation.