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retractor meaning

Pronunciation:   "retractor" in a sentence
  • Noun: retractor  ri'traktu(r)
    1. Surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incision

    Derived forms: retractors

    See also: retract

    Type of: surgical instrument

    Encyclopedia: Retractor


  • [Medicine]
    n : one that retracts: as
    a : any of various surgical instruments for holding tissues away from the field of operation
    b : a muscle that draws in an organ or part —compare protractor

Examples

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  1. a weighted retractor is in the vaginal cavity
  2. medical instruments; lid retractor desmarres'
  3. medical instruments; retractor type langenbeck
  4. medical instruments; abdominal retractors type kirschner
  5. medical instruments; retractor type volkmann

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