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Meaning of ADDUCTOR

Pronunciation:  u'duktur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a muscle that draws a part toward the median line

ADDUCTOR is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adductor muscle
 See Also: great adductor muscle, musculus adductor brevis, musculus adductor hallucis, musculus adductor longus, musculus adductor magnus, skeletal muscle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*duc"tor\, n. [L., fr. adducere.] (Anat.)
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}; as, the adductor of the eye,
which turns the eye toward the nose.

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