adductor

[ uh-duhk-ter ]
/ əˈdʌk tər /

noun

any muscle that adducts (opposed to abductor).

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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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Medical 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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Scientific 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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