fixator

noun
fix·​a·​tor | \ ˈfik-ˌsā-tər How to pronounce fixator (audio) \

Medical Definition of fixator

: a muscle that stabilizes or fixes a part of the body to which a muscle in the process of moving another part is attached

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“Fixator.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fixator. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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