obturator definition

  • noun:
    • a natural construction, such as the soft palate, that closes an opening in your body.
    • A prosthetic device providing to close an opening in your body.
    • An object used to impair a hole.
    • That which closes or prevents an opening.
    • An apparatus made to close an unnatural opening, as a fissure of the palate.
    • Any product for steering clear of the escape of gasoline through breech process of a breech-loading firearm; a gas check.
    • A camera shutter.
    • whatever closes or stops up an entrance, cavity, or even the love.
    • In photography, the instantaneous shutter of a camera.
    • any such thing used to close the orifice of a hollow tool, such as for instance a speculum or catheter, during its introduction.
    • a prosthesis familiar with shut an opening (as to close an opening of this hard palate in instances of cleft palate)
  • adjective:
    • Serving as an obturator; closing an opening; related to, or perhaps in the region of, the obturator foramen.

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