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noun Anatomy.
  1. a muscle used in supination.
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Origin of supinator

From New Latin, dating back to 1605–15; see origin at supinate, -tor
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Examples from the Web for supinator

Historical Examples of supinator

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

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

  • Here the vessel is more superficial, lying in the groove between the flexor carpi radialis and supinator longus.

  • The humerus is remarkable for the great development of the supinator ridge.

  • In the Beaver on the other hand the deltoid and supinator ridges are considerably developed.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for supinator


  1. anatomy the muscle of the forearm that can produce the motion of supination
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