abducent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abducō (to lead away).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈdus.ənt/, /æbˈdjus.ənt/
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Adjective[edit]

abducent (comparative more abducent, superlative most abducent)

  1. (obsolete) Drawing away from the median axis of the body, as a muscle; see etymology abducting. [late 17th century.][1]

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Noun[edit]

abducent (plural abducents)

  1. That which abducts.
  2. (neuroanatomy) An abducens nerve.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abducent”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 3.
  • abducent” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

abdūcent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of abdūcō