retractor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

retract +‎ -or

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

retractor (plural retractors)

  1. One who, or that which, retracts.
  2. In breech-loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel.
  3. (chess) A chess puzzle in which a number of moves are retracted and the solver is challenged to reach an alternate outcome.
  4. A surgical instrument used to hold apart the edges of an incision or wound.
  5. A bandage to protect soft parts of the body from injury by a surgical saw.
  6. (zoology) A muscle serving to draw in any part.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

retractor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of retractō

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

retractor (plural retractores)

  1. retracting

Noun[edit]

retractor m (plural retractores)

  1. retractor