adductor

[ uh-duhk-ter ]
/ əˈdʌk tər /
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noun

any muscle that adducts (opposed to abductor).

Nearby words

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

Origin of adductor

1740–50; < New Latin, Late Latin: conductor. See adduce, -tor

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British Dictionary definitions for adductor

adductor

/ (əˈdʌktə) /

noun

a muscle that adducts
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Medicine definitions for adductor

adductor

[ ə-dŭktər ]

n.

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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Science definitions for adductor

adductor

[ ə-dŭktər ]

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