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Meaning of ADDUCTION

Pronunciation:  u'dukshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body

ADDUCTION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: motility, motion, move, movement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*duc"tion\, n. [Cf. F. adduction. See {Adduce}.]
1. The act of adducing or bringing forward.

         An adduction of facts gathered from various
         quarters.                             --I. Taylor.

2. (Physiol.) The action by which the parts of the body are
   drawn towards its axis]; -- opposed to {abduction}.

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