Definitions for obturator

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•tu•rateˈɒb təˌreɪt, -tyə-(v.t.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.

  1. to stop up; close.

Origin of obturate:

1550–60; < L obtūrātus, ptp. of obtūrāre to block, stop up


Princeton's WordNet

  1. obturator(noun)

    a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)


  1. obturator(Noun)

    An object used to obstruct a hole.

  2. Origin: From obturo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obturator(noun)

    that which closes or stops an opening

  2. Obturator(noun)

    an apparatus designed to close an unnatural opening, as a fissure of the palate

  3. Obturator(adj)

    serving as an obturator; closing an opening; pertaining to, or in the region of, the obturator foramen; as, the obturator nerve

Translations for obturator

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the moving cover over the lens of a camera, which opens when a photograph is taken

When the shutter opens, light is allowed into the camera and reacts with the film.

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