What does pronator mean?

Definitions for pronator
ˈproʊ neɪ tər, proʊˈneɪ-prona·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pronatornoun

    a muscle that produces or assists in pronation


  1. pronatornoun

    Any muscle that produces pronation

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pronatornoun

    In anatomy, a muscle of the radius, of which there are two, that help to turn the palm downwards. Dict.


  1. pronator

    Motion, the process of movement, is described using specific anatomical terms. Motion includes movement of organs, joints, limbs, and specific sections of the body. The terminology used describes this motion according to its direction relative to the anatomical position of the body parts involved. Anatomists and others use a unified set of terms to describe most of the movements, although other, more specialized terms are necessary for describing unique movements such as those of the hands, feet, and eyes. In general, motion is classified according to the anatomical plane it occurs in. Flexion and extension are examples of angular motions, in which two axes of a joint are brought closer together or moved further apart. Rotational motion may occur at other joints, for example the shoulder, and are described as internal or external. Other terms, such as elevation and depression, describe movement above or below the horizontal plane. Many anatomical terms derive from Latin terms with the same meaning.


  1. pronator

    A pronator is a muscle that produces the motion of pronation - that primarily causes the rotation of a body part such that the inner or front surface faces downwards. In the context of human anatomy, pronators are muscles in the forearm that enable the palm of the hand to turn downwards or backwards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pronatornoun

    a muscle which produces pronation

  2. Etymology: [NL.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronator in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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