Origin of adductor

1740–50; < New Latin, Late Latin: conductor. See adduce, -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for adductor


  1. a muscle that adducts
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adductor in Medicine


  1. A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, an arm, or a toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.
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adductor in Science


  1. A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb toward the midline of the body. Compare abductor.
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