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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·trac·tor /rɪˈtræktɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·trac·tor /rɪˈtræktɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·tract·or n. One who, or that which, retracts. Specifically: (a) In breech-loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel. (b) Surg. An instrument for holding apart the edges of a wound during amputation. (c) Surg. A bandage to protect the soft parts from injury by the saw during amputation. (d) Anat. & Zool. A muscle serving to draw in any organ or part. See Illust. under Phylactolaemata.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical