Latin, from adduco.
adductor (plural adductors)
- (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.
- In the bivalve shells, the muscles which close the values of the shell are called adductor muscles.
- In anatomy, the alternative plural adductores is sometimes used.
adductor (plural adductores)