obturation

noun

ob·​tu·​ra·​tion ˌäb-tyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce obturation (audio)
-tə-
obturate transitive verb

Word History

Etymology

Latin obturation-, obturatio, from obturare to obstruct

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of obturation was in 1610

Dictionary Entries Near obturation

Cite this Entry

“Obturation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obturation. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

obturation

noun
ob·​tu·​ra·​tion ˌäb-t(y)ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce obturation (audio)
: obstruction of a bodily passage
intestinal obturation
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