su·​pi·​na·​tor | \ ˈsü-pə-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce supinator (audio) \

Definition of supinator

: a muscle that produces the motion of supination

Examples of supinator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are three types of runners based on foot strike: overpronators (your feet roll inward too much), neutral pronators (feet roll inward slightly) and supinators (feet don’t roll inward enough, so most of the impact is on the outside of the foot). Danika Worthington, The Denver Post, "How to start running if you’re a beginner," 25 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of supinator

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supinator

New Latin, from Latin supinare

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“Supinator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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su·​pi·​na·​tor | \ ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt-ər How to pronounce supinator (audio) \

Medical Definition of supinator

: a muscle that produces the motion of supination specifically : a deeply situated muscle of the forearm that arises in two layers from the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and adjacent parts of the ligaments and bones of the elbow and that passes over the head of the radius to insert into its neck and the lateral surface of its shaft

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