obturator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin obtūrō (to stop, block up).

Noun[edit]

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obturator (plural obturators)

  1. (surgery) An object used to obstruct a hole, such as a fissure of the palate.
  2. (engineering) Valve closure member (disk, gate, plug, etc.).
  3. (ordnance) Any device for preventing the escape of gas through the breech mechanism of a breech-loading gun; a gas check.
  4. (photography) A camera shutter.

References[edit]

  • For the engineering sense: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) OM Code.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

obtūrātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of obtūrō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of obtūrō