Origin of adductor
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Adductor mandibulae: the muscle that draws in or closes the mandible.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The mark of the bite was there between the adductor tendons.The Ghost Girl
H. De Vere Stacpoole
There is no hollow or crest for the adductor muscle, which is small.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)
He has a big muscle called an adductor that closes his shell.To Choke an Ocean
Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) Bone
The orbit is not completely walled off from the adductor chamber.
- a muscle that adducts
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- 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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- A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb toward the midline of the body. Compare abductor.
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