Any structure shaped like a c..
- rotator c. of shoulder the anterior, superior, and posterior aspects of the capsule of the shoulder joint reinforced by the tendons of insertion of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis (SITS) muscles. SYN: musculotendinous c..
- vaginal c. the portion of the vaginal vault remaining open to the peritoneum following hysterectomy.

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cuff 'kəf n
1) an inflatable band that is wrapped around an extremity to control the flow of blood through the part when recording blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer
2) an anatomical structure shaped like a cuff esp ROTATOR CUFF <repair of complete shoulder \cuff avulsion (Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology)>

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(kuf) a small bandlike structure encircling a part.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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  • Cuff — Cuff, n. A blow; esp.,, a blow with the open hand; a box; a slap. [1913 Webster] Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies; Who well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Many a bitter kick and cuff. Hudibras. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuff — cuff; fist·i·cuff; fist·i·cuff·er; hand·i·cuff; cuff·er; …   English syllables

  • cuff — Ⅰ. cuff [1] ► NOUN 1) the end part of a sleeve, where the material of the sleeve is turned back or a separate band is sewn on. 2) chiefly N. Amer. a trouser turn up. 3) (cuffs) informal handcuffs. ► VERB informal ▪ secure with handcuf …   English terms dictionary

  • cuff — cuff1 [kuf] n. [by sense extension < ME cuffe, coffe, hand covering, glove < ? ML cuffia, head covering, parallel with OFr coife: see COIF] 1. a band or fold at the end of a sleeve, either sewed in or detachable 2. a turned up fold at the… …   English World dictionary

  • Cuff — (k?f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cuffed} (k?ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cuffing}.] [Cf. Sw. kuffa to knock, push,kufva to check, subdue, and E. cow, v. t. ] 1. To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the hand; to slap. [1913 Webster] I swear I ll …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cuff — Cuff, v. i. To fight; to scuffle; to box. [1913 Webster] While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cuff — Cuff, n. [Perh. from F. coiffe headdress, hood, or coif; as if the cuff were a cap for the hand. Cf. {Coif}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The fold at the end of a sleeve; the part of a sleeve turned back from the hand. [1913 Webster] He would visit his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cuff — Cuff, Le Cuff Nom breton qui signifie doux, paisible …   Noms de famille

  • cuff — [n] beating with hands belt, biff, box, buffet, chop, clip, clout, hit, knock, poke, punch, rap, slap, smack, sock, thump, wallop, whack; concept 189 cuff [v] beat with hands bat, belt, biff, box, buffet, clap, clobber*, clout, hit, knock, pummel …   New thesaurus

  • cuff — index beat (strike) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cuff — vb *strike, hit, smite, punch, slug, slog, swat, clout, slap, box …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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