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abductor

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[ ab-duhk-ter ]
/ æbˈdʌk tər /
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noun
a person who abducts.
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Origin of abductor

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First recorded in 1840–50; abduct + -or2

Other definitions for abductor (2 of 2)

abductor2
[ ab-duhk-ter ]
/ æbˈdʌk tər /

noun
any muscle that abducts (opposed to adductor).

Origin of abductor

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