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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

(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.*

## 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

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