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tensor

 [ten´sor]
any muscle that stretches or makes tense.

ten·sor

, pl.

ten·so·res

(ten'sŏr, ten-sō'rēz),
A muscle the function of which is to render a part firm and tense.
[Mod. L. fr. L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tensor

/ten·sor/ (ten´ser) any muscle that stretches or makes tense.

tensor

(tĕn′sər, -sôr′)
n.
1. Anatomy A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
2. Mathematics A set of quantities that obey certain transformation laws relating the bases in one generalized coordinate system to those of another and involving partial derivative sums. Vectors are simple tensors.

ten·so′ri·al (-sôr′ē-əl) adj.

tensor

[ten′sər]
Etymology: L, tendere, to stretch
any one of the muscles of the body that tenses a structure, such as the tensor fasciae latae of the thigh. Compare abductor, adductor, depressor, sphincter.

ten·sor

, pl. tensores (ten'sŏr, ten-sŏr'ēz)
A muscle the function of which is to render a part firm and tense.
[Mod. L. fr. L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tensor

A muscle that tenses a part.

tensor

muscle rendering a part firm/tense

tensor

any muscle that stretches or makes tense.

tensor veli palatini
see Table 13.1C.