adductor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, from adducere.

Noun[edit]

adductor (plural adductors)

  1. (anatomy) A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; -- opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.
    • Verrill:
      In the bivalve shells, the muscles which close the values of the shell are called adductor muscles.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The alternative spelling adductores is sometimes used to refere to the plural of the muscles.

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