rotatory

adjective
ro·​ta·​to·​ry | \ ˈrō-tə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce rotatory (audio) , British -t(ə-)rē also rō-ˈtā-tə-rē How to pronounce rotatory (audio) \

Definition of rotatory

1 : of, relating to, or producing rotation
2 : occurring in rotation

First Known Use of rotatory

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rotatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotatory. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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rotatory

adjective
ro·​ta·​to·​ry | \ ˈrōt-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-, British -t(ə-)rē also rō-ˈtā-tə-rē \

Medical Definition of rotatory

: of, relating to, or producing rotation

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