rotator cuff

noun

Definition of rotator cuff

  1. :  a supporting and strengthening structure of the shoulder joint that is made up of the capsule of the shoulder joint blended with tendons and muscles as they pass to the capsule or across it to insert on the head of the humerus

1944

First Known Use of rotator cuff

1944


ROTATOR CUFF Defined for English Language Learners

rotator cuff

noun

Definition of rotator cuff for English Language Learners

  • medical : a group of muscles and tendons that are around your shoulder and that allow it to move in all directions


Medical Dictionary

rotator cuff

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noun \-ˌkəf\

Medical Definition of rotator cuff

  1. :  a supporting and strengthening structure of the shoulder joint that is made up of part of its capsule blended with tendons of the subscapularis, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, and teres minor muscles as they pass to the capsule or across it to insert on the humerus—called also musculotendinous cuff


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