abductor

1
[ ab-duhk-ter ]
/ æbˈdʌk tər /

noun

a person who abducts.

Origin of abductor

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

Definition for abductor (2 of 2)

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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