- Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to abduct).
Origin of adduct
Examples from the Web for adducted
Historical Examples of adducted
The foot is adducted and rotated inward, as in a case of clubfoot.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The fingers are separately flexed and extended, abducted and adducted in an entirely irregular way.
When the jaw was adducted, the coronoid process moved upward and inside the cheek.
When the jaw was adducted, the insertion of the anterior pterygoid was in a plane nearly level with the origin.
The foot may retain its normal attitude, or the toes may be pointed and adducted.
- (of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the bodyCompare abduct (def. 2)
- chem a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements
Word Origin for adduct
- To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.