rotator

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ro·ta·tor

noun \ˈrō-ˌtā-tər also rō-ˈ\

Definition of ROTATOR

:  one that rotates or causes rotation; especially plural ro·ta·tors or ro·ta·tor·es \ˌrō-tə-ˈtr-ˌēz\ :  a muscle that partially rotates a part on its axis

First Known Use of ROTATOR

1676

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

ro·ta·tor

noun \ˈrō-ˌtāt-ər also rō-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural rotators or ro·ta·to·res \ˌrōt-ə-ˈtōr-ēz\

Medical Definition of ROTATOR

: a muscle that partially rotates a part on its axis; specifically : any of several small muscles in the dorsal region of the spine arising from the upper and back part of a transverse process and inserted into the lamina of the vertebra above

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