Retractor

Surgical instrument used to hold cavity open.
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retractor

[n] - surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incision
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Retractor

Re·tract'or (-ẽr) noun 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 during amputation. (c) (Surg.)
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retractor

One who, or that which, retracts. Specifically: ... In breech-loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel. ... <anatomy> A muscle serving to draw in any organ or part. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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retractor

noun surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incision
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retractor

(re-trak´tәr) an instrument for holding open the edges of a wound or drawing back structures. a muscle that draws a part back.
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Retractor

• (n.) In breech-loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel. • (n.) An instrument for holding apart the edges of a wound during amputation. • (n.) A bandage to protect the soft parts from injury by the saw during amputation. • (n.) One who, or that which, retracts. • (n.) A muscle serving t
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retractor

Type: Term Pronunciation: rē-trak′tŏr, -tōr Definitions: 1. An instrument for drawing aside the edges of a wound or for holding back structures adjacent to the operative field. 2. A muscle that draws a body part backward, the middle part of the trapezius muscle is a retractor of the scapula; the horizontal fibers of the tempora
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