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adduct

[verb uh-duhkt; noun ad-uhkt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to abduct).
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noun
  1. Also called addition compound. Chemistry. a combination of two or more independently stable compounds by means of van der Waals' forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds.Compare clathrate(def 2), inclusion complex.
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Origin of adduct

1830–40; < Latin adductus drawn to, past participle of addūcere; see adduce
Related formsad·duc·tive, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • And yet, in the cat and the dog, it is also able to adduct the first metacarpal bone.

    Artistic Anatomy of Animals

    douard Cuyer

  • Contraction of the anterior pterygoid when the jaw was in this position pulled the mandible forward and did not adduct it.

  • Could flex, extend, and adduct and abduct the wrist; some power of flexion in index finger, in others none.


British Dictionary definitions for adduct

adduct

verb (tr)
  1. (of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the bodyCompare abduct (def. 2)
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noun
  1. chem a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements
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Derived Formsadduction, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin addūcere; see adduce
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adduct in Medicine

adduct

(ə-dŭkt, ă-dŭkt)
v.
  1. To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
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Related formsad•duction n.ad•ductive adj.
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