rotator

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ro·ta·tor

 (rō′tā′tər)
n.
1. One that rotates.
2. pl. ro·ta·tor·es (rō′tə-tôr′ēz) Anatomy A muscle that serves to rotate a part of the body.
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rotator

(rəʊˈteɪtə)
n
1. a person, device, or part that rotates or causes rotation
2. (Anatomy) anatomy any of various muscles that revolve a part on its axis
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ro•ta•tor

(ˈroʊ teɪ tər; esp. Brit. roʊˈteɪ-)

n., pl. ro•ta•tors for 1,3, ro•ta•tor•es (ˌroʊ təˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-)
for 2.
1. a person or thing that rotates.
2. a muscle serving to rotate a part of the body.
[1670–80; < Latin rotātor=rotā(re) (see rotate1) + -tor -tor]
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Translations

ro·ta·tor

n. rotador;
a. rotador-a.
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The primary focus should be the paraspinal musculature--the erector spinae and transversospinalis groups--but the transversospinalis musculature (rotatores, multifidus, semispinalis) in the laminar groove of the spine should be especially focused on.
Van Der Plaats et al [44] studied the possible cases with their hypothesis on whether unilateral postponement of growth of MM Rotatores or of ligamentum flavum and intertransverse ligament by varying their stiffness initiated the scoliosis.
More intimately associated with the paravertebral gutter are the short and long rotatores, overlaid by multifidus, semispinalis cervicis and semispinalis thoracis (Hollinshead 1969).