abaisseur

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Etymology[edit]

From abaisser (to lower) + -eur.

Adjective[edit]

abaisseur m (feminine abaisseuse, masculine plural abaisseurs, feminine 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

Noun[edit]

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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