obturator

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ob·tu·ra·tor

 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
Translations

ob·tu·ra·tor

a. obturador-a, bloqueador-a, que obstruye una abertura.
References in periodicals archive ?
16) The obturator sign works under a similar concept as the psoas sign.
His exam revealed significant local tenderness over right abdomen, including epigastric pain and positive Murphy's sign, obturator sign and tenderness over McBurney's point.
Abdominal tenderness and guarding are usually present, and a positive psoas sign, obturator sign, or Rovsing sign may be elicited.