fixator

or fix·at·er

[fik-sey-ter]

Origin of fixator

First recorded in 1870–75; fix + -ator
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fixator in Medicine

fixator

[fĭksā′tər, fĭk-sātər]
n.
  1. A device that provides rigid immobilization of a fractured bone by means of rods attached to pins that are placed in or through the bone.
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