obturator

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obturator

 [ob´too͡-ra″tor]
1. a disk or plate that closes an opening.
2. a prosthesis for closing an acquired or congenital opening of the palate (cleft palate).
obturator sign pain on outward pressure on the obturator foramen as a sign of inflammation in the sheath of the obturator nerve, probably caused by appendicitis.

ob·tu·ra·tor

(ob'tū-rā'tŏr),
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 plug used during the insertion of many tubular instruments.
[L. obturo, pp. -atus, to occlude or stop up]

obturator

(ŏb′tə-rā′tər, -tyə-)
n.
1. An organic structure, such as the soft palate, that closes an opening in the body.
2. A prosthetic device serving to close an opening in the body.

ob·tu·ra·tor

(ob'tŭr-ā-tŏr)
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 of the hard palate, usually a cleft palate.
4. The stylus or removable plug used during the insertion of many tubular instruments.
[L. obturo, pp. -atus, to occlude or stop up]

obturator

Any device, object or anatomical structure that closes or obstructs an opening or cavity.

ob·tu·ra·tor

(ob'tŭr-ā-tŏr)
1. A prosthesis used to close an opening in the hard palate, usually in a cleft palate.
2. Any structure that occludes an opening.
3. Denoting obturator foramen, obturator membrane, or any of several parts in relation to this foramen.
4. The stylus or removable plug used during the insertion of many tubular instruments.
[L. obturo, pp. -atus, to occlude or stop up]