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[uh-duhk-shuh n]
  1. Physiology. the action of an adducent muscle.
  2. the act of adducing.
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Origin of adduction

First recorded in 1630–40, adduction is from the Medieval Latin word adductiōn- (stem of adductiō). See adduct, -ion
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Historical Examples of adduction

  • Had the adduction of his mind compelled hers to his bidding, or had she but spoken from herself?

    Under the Rose

    Frederic Stewart Isham

  • Reduction is effected by adduction or abduction of the foot.

  • Flexion, inversion, and adduction of the thighs also occurred.

  • There are three sorts of adduction, three sorts of abduction, and three sorts of normal direction.

  • They are: flexion and extension, abduction and adduction, the two latter being much more limited than the former.