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obturator

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noun ob·tu·ra·tor \ˈäb-tyə-ˌrā-tər, -tə-\

Definition of obturator

  1. :  one (as a prosthetic device) that closes or blocks up an opening (as a fissure in the palate)



Origin of obturator

New Latin, from Latin obturare


First Known Use: circa 1741

Rhymes with obturator

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Medical Dictionary

obturator

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noun ob·tu·ra·tor \ˈäb-t(y)ə-ˌrāt-ər\

Medical Definition of obturator

  1. 1a:  either of two muscles arising from the obturator membrane and adjacent bony surfaces::  obturator externus:  obturator internusb:  obturator nerve

  2. 2a:  a prosthetic device that closes or blocks up an opening (as a fissure in the palate)b:  a device that blocks the opening of an instrument (as a sigmoidoscope) that is being introduced into the body




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