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
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ob·tu·ra·tor

a. obturador-a, bloqueador-a, que obstruye una abertura.
References in periodicals archive ?
Obturator paralysis occurs as a result of pressure on obturator nerve during parturition causing inability to adduct thighs and cow is in recumbency (Sack et al, 2002).
On the basis of owner complaint, posture of the animal and needle prick test, it was tentatively diagnosed as obturator paralysis.
Obturator paralysis is more frequent in cows as compared to mares, the obturator nerve supplies the adductor muscles of thigh and when one or both nerves are damaged, the legs will be splayed and is unable to rise.