Definitions for effectorɪˈfɛk tər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: Also, effecter.
an organ, cell, etc., that reacts to a nerve impulse, as a muscle by contracting or a gland by secreting. the part of a nerve that conveys such an impulse.
Origin of effector:
1595–1605; < L
one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
Any muscle, organ etc. that can respond to a stimulus from a nerve.
The part of a nerve that carries a stimulus to a muscle etc.
Any small molecule that effects the function of an enzyme by binding to an allosteric site.