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tensor

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

A muscle that tenses a part.
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