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Medical Term:

compressor

Pronunciation: kom-pres'er, -or

Definition:

  1. A muscle, the contraction of which causes compression of any structure.
  2. An instrument for placing pressure on a part, especially on an artery to prevent loss of blood.

Synonym(s): compressorium

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