noun. a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate).
- prosthetic device
- obturo (Latin)
Example sentences of the word obturator
1. Noun, singular or mass
Entrapment of your obturator or inguinal nerves may lead to groin or anterior hip pain.
The primary muscles involved in turnout are the six deep external rotators: the piriformis, gemellus inferior and superior, obturator internus and externus, and quadratus femoris.