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Dilator  n.  
One who, or that which, widens or expands.
(Anat.) A muscle that dilates any part.
(Med.) An instrument for expanding a part; as, a urethral dilator.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Dilator" Quotes from Famous Books

... Laplace's bowel forceps, 6 Murphy's buttons, 1 pair Morris's retractors, 6 dozen intestine needles, 2 Macphail's needle-holders, Nos. 4 5 6 Thomas's slot-eyed needles, 1 mouth gag, 1 Durham's double raspatory, 3 strong plated raspatories, 1 pair tongue forceps, 1 tracheal dilator, 1 pair hernia needles, 1 hernia and 1 ordinary steel director, 1 transfusion set with metal funnel, and a stock of Messrs. Burroughes and Wellcome's compound saline infusion soloids. 1 antitoxin syringe. 6 scalpels, 2 blunt-pointed curved bistouries, 6 forcipressure forceps, 1 pair Jordan Lloyd's ...
— Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 • George Henry Makins

Words linked to "Dilator" :   vasodilative, surgical instrument, dilate, vasodilator, body part, dilater

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