adductor definition

  • noun:
    • A muscle that draws a body part, like a finger, supply, or toe, inwards toward the median axis associated with human body or of an extremity.
    • A muscle which attracts a limb or an element of the human anatomy toward the middle distinct the body, or closes extended areas of the body; -- in opposition to abductor; since, the adductor of attention, which transforms a person's eye toward the nose.
    • A muscle which draws a limb or area of the body toward the center distinct your body, or closes extended body parts; -- in opposition to abductor.
    • adductors (-torz) or adductores (ad-uk-tō′ rēz). In physiology and zoology, whatever adducts; specifically, the name of several muscle tissue which draw certain components to or toward one typical center or median line: the opposite of abductor.
    • a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to an adductor; obtaining the function of adducting; adducent: since, the adductor muscles of the thigh: in opposition to abductor.
    • In malacology, the muscles which draw together or shut the valves in bivalve mollusks. See cut-under Waldheimia.

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