Definition of Rotator

1. n. that which gives a rotary or rolling motion, as a muscle which partially rotates or turns some part on its axis.

Definition of Rotator

1. Noun. One that rotates. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) A muscle by which a joint can be rotated. ¹

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Definition of Rotator

1. a muscle serving to rotate a part of the body [n -ES] / one that rotates [n -S] - See also: rotates

Medical Definition of Rotator

1. 1. That which gives a rotary or rolling motion, as a muscle which partially rotates or turns some part on its axis. 2. A revolving reverberatory furnace. Origin: L. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rotator

rotational axis
rotational energy
rotational latency
rotational molding
rotational moulding
rotational nystagmus
rotational period
rotational transform
rotator (current term)
rotator cuff
rotator cuff tendinitis
rotator cuffs
rotator muscles
rotatores cervicis muscles
rotatores lumborum muscles
rotatores muscles
rotatores thoracis muscles
rotatory joint
rotatory nystagmus

Literary usage of Rotator

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Siemens rotator—Longitudinal Section. •tructed must be of the most infusible material possible ; I and about 2 per cent, of lime mixed together and moulded ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... (twelve revolutions per second, for example) by any convenient mechanism, such as an ordinary rotator used for illustrating the recomposition of light. ..."

3. New Remedies: An Illustrated Monthly Trade Journal of Materia Medica edited by Horatio Charles Wood, Frederick Albert Castle, Charles Rice (1877)
"Manufacturers on a large scale have long been in wheel to the rotator should ... The spindle at A carries a horizontal board or rotator provided with four ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"THE FORCEPS AS A rotator. At a recent meeting of the Obstetrical Society of Hamburg, ALY (Central- Halt fur Gynakologie, No. 5, 1890) reported a recent case ..."

5. Compressed Air Plant: The Production, Transmission and Use of Compressed Air by Robert Peele (1920)
"171 shows the " rotator," with handle removed, mounted on a cradle attached to a column arm. The special cradle has two clamps; one (a) fitting over the ..."

6. Lockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical by Joseph Gregory Horner (1892)
"The body of the rotator revolves on friction wheels, a water jacket keeps the neck cool, the heat is supplied by gas producers and air regenerators. ..."

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