adductor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adduco. Equivalent to adduct +‎ -or.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈdʌktə(ɹ)/
  • Hyphenation: ad‧duc‧tor
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Noun[edit]

adductor (plural adductors or adductores)

  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
    the adductor of the eye turns the eye toward the nose.
    • 1908, Addison Emery Verrill, Decapod Crustacea of Bermuda
      He has also shown that the adductor muscles of the dactyl are very strong and so arranged as to produce the effect , while the opposing muscles are slender

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

adductor (plural adductores)

  1. adducer
  2. adductor

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From addūcō +‎ -tor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

adductor m (genitive adductōris); third declension

  1. a procurer

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative adductor adductōrēs
Genitive adductōris adductōrum
Dative adductōrī adductōribus
Accusative adductōrem adductōrēs
Ablative adductōre adductōribus
Vocative adductor adductōrēs

References[edit]

  • adductor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • adductor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette