[ ab-doos, -dyoos ]
/ æbˈdus, -ˈdyus /
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verb (used with object), ab·duced, ab·duc·ing.Physiology.
to draw or take away; abduct.
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Origin of abduce
1530–40; <Latin abdūcere, equivalent to ab-ab- + dūcere to lead
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Medical definitions for abduce
[ ăb-dōōs′ ]
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