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Noun: effector  i'fek-tu(r)
  1. One who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
    - effecter
  2. A nerve fibre that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
  3. An organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses

Derived forms: effectors

Type of: individual, mortal, nerve fiber [US], nerve fibre [Brit, Cdn], organ, person, somebody, someone, soul

Antonym: receptor

Encyclopedia: Effector