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abduce

[ab-doos, -dyoos]
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verb (used with object), ab·duced, ab·duc·ing. Physiology.
  1. to draw or take away; abduct.

Origin of abduce

1530–40; < Latin abdūcere, equivalent to ab- ab- + dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for abduce

v.

"to draw away" by persuasion, 1530s, from Latin abductus, past participle of abducere "to lead away" (see abduction). Related: Abduced; abducing.

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abduce in Medicine

abduce

([object Object])
v.
  1. To abduct.
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