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fixator

or fix·at·er

[ fik-sey-ter ]

noun

  1. a device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fixator1

First recorded in 1870–75; fix + -ator

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Example Sentences

For much of the first year of his recovery, he wore a metal external fixator to stabilize his leg.

It is in consequence of the digestion of vaccinal products that the phagocytes manufacture the fixator.

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