American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that rotates.
- n. Anatomy A muscle that serves to rotate a part of the body.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which rotates, or causes rotation; any rotational agency or instrument.
- n. Specifically, in anatomy, a muscle that produces a rolling or rotatory motion of a part; a muscle which rotates a part upon its own axis.
- n. In metal-working, a revolving or rotary furnace.
- n. In photometry, a mounting for an incandescent lamp so constructed that the lamp may be given a rapid rotation about its polar axis. By means of such a device the mean horizontal intensity of the lamp may be determined from a single photometric setting.
- n. In mathematics, a quantity having magnitude, direction, and position; a rotor.
- n. One that rotates.
- n. anatomy A muscle by which a joint can be rotated.
- n. A revolving reverberatory furnace.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) that which gives a rotary or rolling motion, as a muscle which partially rotates or turns some part on its axis.
- n. (Metal.) A revolving reverberatory furnace.
“When people hear the term rotator cuff they think of surgery.”
“The thing that makes it different that the built-in windows rotator is that it rotates the orientation of the touchpad as well.”
“Whether you've been relatively inactive or fairly athletic, age is the enemy of one of the most important sets of muscles in the body: the group of four known as the rotator cuff that surround the ball of the shoulder joint.”
“Rand classified it as a posterior impingement in his shoulder, otherwise known as a rotator cuff injury.”
“Changing the click stops is a pain on some rotators - it involves taking apart the rotator, which is too much no matter how easy they make that.”
“The rotator cuff refers to a group of 4 muscles in the shoulder and their associated tendons which combine to form a broad conjoined tendon called the rotator cuff tendon.”
“Still, such injuries can be a precursor to more serious problems such as rotator cuff and elbow ligament tears that are common in older players.”
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“Advanced BioHealing said it sees potential in Dermagraft as an adjunct therapy in healing orthopedic soft tissue, such as rotator cuff repair.”
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