abductor

1
[ ab-duhk-ter ]
/ æbˈdʌk tər /
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noun

a person who abducts.

Nearby words

  1. abducent,
  2. abducent nerve,
  3. abduct,
  4. abductee,
  5. abduction,
  6. abductor muscle of big toe,
  7. abductor muscle of little finger,
  8. abductor muscle of little toe,
  9. abdul rahman,
  10. abdul rahman, tunku

Origin of abductor

1
First recorded in 1840–50; abduct + -or2

abductor

2
[ ab-duhk-ter ]
/ æbˈdʌk tər /

noun

any muscle that abducts (opposed to adductor).

Origin of abductor

2
From New Latin, dating back to 1605–15; see origin at abduce, -tor

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Medicine definitions for abductor

abductor

[ ăb-dŭktər ]

n.

A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.

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Science definitions for abductor

abductor

[ ăb-dŭktər ]

A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb away from the midline of the body. Compare adductor.
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