Definition of Depressor muscle
1. Noun. Any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down.
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Derivative terms: Depress
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Literary usage of Depressor muscle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pedagogical Anthropology by Maria Montessori (1913)
"... the depressor muscle of the lower lip or quadratus muscle of the chin (m. quadratus labii inferioris or quadratus menti, also originating on the lower ..."
2. A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia: With Figures of All the Species by Charles Darwin (1854)
"There are four muscles : first, the depressor muscle, which is the largest, and is attached, at its upper end, to ligamentous apodemes under the free ..."
3. The London Medical Recorder (1850)
"... by forcing away the amount of sanguineous fluid contained between the valves and the aorta. The depressor muscle is the antagonist ol the foregoing. ..."
4. Anatomy and Histology of the Mouth and Teeth by Isaac Norman Broomell, Philipp Fischelis (1917)
"INFERIOR MAXILLARY BONE to the position of the cuspid tooth, is an oblong depression for the origin of the depressor muscle of the lower lip—depressor labii ..."
5. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1845)
"... the second is the depressor muscle of the hinge-process. ... directly upwards, and its tendon is raised and separated from that of the depressor muscle. ..."
6. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1836)
"... the depressor muscle of the lower jaw, and along the tract of the inner margin of that muscle, comes to the point indicated in distance from the chin. ..."
7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1836)
"The edges of these parts, and anv lymphatic glands there, must be turned on one side; and thus the space which exists between the depressor muscle of the ..."
8. ... The Blood-vascular System of the Loricati, the Mailcheeked Fishes by William Fitch Allen (1905)
"DMAR depressor muscle, anal ray. ... depressor muscle, dorsal ray. DOM Dorsal oblique muscles of the branchial arches (3). Obliqui dorsales of Vetter. ..."