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erector

[ih-rek-ter] /ɪˈrɛk tər/
noun
1.
Also, erecter. a person or thing that erects.
2.
Anatomy. a muscle that erects the body or one of its parts.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; erect + -or2
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erector

/ɪˈrɛktə/
noun
1.
(anatomy) any muscle that raises a part or makes it erect
2.
a person or thing that erects
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erector

n.

1530s, agent noun in Latin form from erect (v.).

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erecter in Medicine

erector e·rec·tor (ĭ-rěk'tər)
n.
A muscle that makes a body part erect. Also called arrector.

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