abductor

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈdʌk.tɚ/, /æbˈdʌk.tə/, /æbˈdʌk.tɔɹ/

Etymology 1[edit]

abduct +‎ -or

Noun[edit]

abductor (plural abductors)

  1. One who abducts; a kidnapper. [mid 19th century][1]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From New Latin abductus + -or.

Noun[edit]

abductor (plural abductors or abductores)

  1. (anatomy) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or from the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward. [early 17th century][1]
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

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Noun[edit]

abductor m (plural abductores)

  1. (anatomy) abductor

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