Obturator

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Obturator may refer to:

Medicine[edit]

Anatomical structures[edit]

Prosthetic devices[edit]

  • Palatal obturator, a dental prosthesis used to seal an opening in the palate i.e. cleft palate

Botany[edit]

  • Part of the ovary of a flower that chemically guides the pollen tube to the micropyle

Engineering[edit]

  • obturator: valve closure member (disk, gate, plug, etc.). This term is used by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in the Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants (aka ASME OM Code). The term was developed by a multinational committee and is listed as a definition within this American National Standard.

See also[edit]

  1. ^ American Society of Mechanical Engineers Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants Code Subsection ISTA-2000 Definitions