obturator obturator


  • (n) a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)


  • To shut off the mouth from the nasal cavity and make speech and eating possible, Freud had to wear a "huge prosthesis, a sort of magnified denture or obturator.
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