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abaisseur

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From abaisser (to lower) + -eur.

abaisseur m. (f. abaisseuse, m. plural abaisseurs, f. plural abaisseuses)

  1. (anatomy) Said of a muscle that lowers a body part.
  2. (engineering) Which reduces or lowers a force like tension or pressure.
    un circuit abaisseur de tension — a tension-reducing circuit
    une valve abaisseuse de pression — a pression-reducing valve

abaisseur m. (plural abaisseurs)

  1. (anatomy) A muscle or similar body part that moves something downward; a depressor.
    L'abaisseur des paupières est un petit faisceau charnu faisant partie du muscle orbiculaire. — The eyelid depressor is a small ligament part of the orbicularis oculi muscle.

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