[ ab-doos, -dyoos ]
/ æbˈdus, -ˈdyus /
verb (used with object), ab·duced, ab·duc·ing. Physiology.
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
"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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Medicine definitions for abduce
[ ăb-dōōs′ ]
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