adductor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adduco.

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.
    • Verrill:
      In the bivalve shells, the muscles which close the values of the shell are called adductor muscles.

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

adductor (plural adductores)

  1. adducer
  2. adductor

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From addūcō +‎ -tor

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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

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