adduction

[uh-duhk-shuh n]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. addressing machine,
  2. addressograph,
  3. adduce,
  4. adducent,
  5. adduct,
  6. adductor,
  7. adductor canal,
  8. adductor muscle of big toe,
  9. adductor muscle of thumb,
  10. addy

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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