obturator

[n] - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate (usually in cases of cleft palate))
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Obturator

Ob'tu·ra`tor noun 1. (Ordnance) Any device for preventing the escape of gas through the breech mechanism of a breech-loading gun; a gas check. 2. (Photog.) A camera shutter.
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Obturator

Ob'tu·ra`tor noun [ New Latin , from Latin obturare to stop up: confer French obturateur .] 1. That which closes or stops an opening. 2. (Surg.) An apparatus designed to close an unnatural opening, as a fissure of the palate.
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Obturator

Ob'tu·ra`tor adjective (Anat.) Serving as an obturator; closing an opening; pertaining to, or in the region of, the obturator foramen; as, the obturator nerve. Obturator foramen (Anat.) , an opening situated between the public and ischial parts of the innominate bone a...
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obturator

1. That which closes or stops an opening. ... 2. <surgery> An apparatus designed to close an unnatural opening, as a fissure of the palate. ... Origin: NL, fr. L. Obturare to stop up: cf.F. Obturateur. ... <anatomy> Serving as an obturator; closing an opening; pertaining to, or in the region of, the obturator foramen; as, the obturator ...
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obturator

noun a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
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obturator

(ob´tә-ra´tәr) a disk or plate that closes an opening. a prosthesis for closing an acquired or congenital opening of the palate (cleft palate).
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Obturator

• (n.) Any device for preventing the escape of gas through the breech mechanism of a breech-loading gun; a gas check. • (n.) A camera shutter. • (a.) Serving as an obturator; closing an opening; pertaining to, or in the region of, the obturator foramen; as, the obturator nerve. • (n.) An apparatus designed to close an unnatural ...
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obturator

(from the article `speech disorder`) When surgical repair is not feasible, the palatal defect may be covered by a special prosthetic plate (obturator) similar to false dental appliances. ...
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obturator

Type: Term Pronunciation: ob′tū-rā′tŏr Definitions: 1. Any structure that occludes an opening. 2. Denoting the obturator foramen, the obturator membrane, or any of several parts in relation to this foramen. 3. A prosthesis used to close an opening in the hard palate, usually in a cleft palate. 4. The stylus or removable p...
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obturator

Latin obturatus = stopped up; hence, a structure which closes a hole.
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obturator

A disc or plate which closes an opening; a prosthesis that closes an opening in the palate.
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