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compressor

 [kom-pres´er]
something that causes compression.
air compressor a device used to pressurize room air, which can then be used to power other devices, such as respiratory devices.

com·pres·sor

(kom-pres'er, -ōr),
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

compressor

(kəm-prĕs′ər)
n.
One that compresses, especially:
a. A pump or other machine that increases the pressure of a gas.
b. An instrument or device that compresses, such as a forceps or clamp.
c. A muscle that causes compression of a body part.

com·pres·sor

(kŏm-pres'ŏr)
1. A muscle, contraction of which causes compression of any structure.
2. An instrument for applying pressure on a part, especially on an artery to prevent loss of blood.

com·pres·sor

(kŏm-pres'ŏr)
1. A muscle, the contraction of which causes compression of any structure.
2. An instrument for placing pressure on a body part.
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