adduction

[ uh-duhk-shuh n ]
/ əˈdʌk ʃən /

noun

Physiology. the action of an adducent muscle.
the act of adducing.

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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