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rotator

noun ro·ta·tor \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
Medical Dictionary

rotator

noun ro·ta·tor \ˈrō-ˌtāt-ər also rō-ˈ\
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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