rotator muscle n.
Any of a number of short transversospinal muscles chiefly developed in cervical, lumbar, and thoracic regions, arising from the transverse process of one vertebra and inserted into the root of the spinous process of the next two or three vertebrae above, with nerve supply from the dorsal branches of the spinal nerve, and whose actions rotate the vertebral column.
adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of rotation: rotatory motion. 2. rotating, as an object. 3. passing or following in rotation or succession. 4. causing rotation, as a muscle. adjective 1. of, relating to, possessing, or causing rotation rotatory ro·ta·to·ry (rō’tə-tôr’ē) adj. Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by rotation. Occurring or proceeding […]
- Rotatory nystagmus
rotatory nystagmus ro·ta·to·ry nystagmus (rō’tə-tôr’ē) n. A slight movement of the eyes around the visual axis.
noun 1. trademark a type of machine with rotating blades that break up soil
noun, plural rotaviruses. 1. a double-stranded RNA virus of the genus Rotavirus, family Reoviridae, that is a major cause of infant diarrhea. noun 1. any member of a genus of viruses that cause worldwide endemic infections. They occur in birds and mammals, cause diarrhoea in children, and are usually transmitted in food prepared with unwashed […]