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 ?
Psoas sign occurs with right hip extension, and the obturator sign involves pain with right hip rotation (internal and external) (James, 2017; Lee, 2017).
Physical exam likely reveals right lower quadrant tenderness at McBurney's point, localized tenderness to percussion, guarding, positive psoas sign, obturator sign, Rovsing's sign, and/or Dunphy's sign.
Obturator Sign: passive internal rotation of the right hip while the patient lies supine.