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pronator

[proh-ney-ter, proh-ney-]
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noun
  1. Anatomy, Zoology. any of several muscles that permit pronation of the hand, forelimb, or foot.
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Origin of pronator

First recorded in 1720–30; pronate + -or2
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Historical Examples

  • He differs from man in the figure of the deltoides, pronator, radi teres, et extensor pollicis brevii.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)

    Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

  • Here the artery lies in the interval between the supinator longus and the pronator radii teres.


British Dictionary definitions for pronator

pronator

noun
  1. any muscle whose contractions produce or affect pronation
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pronator in Medicine

pronator

(prōnā′tər)
n.
  1. A muscle that effects or assists in pronation.
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