abductor

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ab·duc·tor

 (ăb-dŭk′tər)
n.
1. One, such as a kidnapper, who abducts.
2. Anatomy A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.

ab•duc•tor1

(æbˈdʌk tər)

n.
a person who abducts.
[1840–50]

ab•duc•tor2

(æbˈdʌk tər)

n.
any muscle that abducts (opposed to adductor).
[1605–15; < New Latin; see abduct, -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abductor - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)abductor - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
captor, capturer - a person who captures and holds people or animals
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
crimper, crimp - someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
seizer, shanghaier - a kidnapper who drugs men and takes them for compulsory service aboard a ship
2.abductor - a muscle that draws a body part away from the median lineabductor - a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
musculus abductor digiti minimi manus - the abductor muscle of the little finger
musculus abductor digiti minimi pedis - the abductor muscles of the little toe
musculus abductor hallucis - the abductor muscle of the great toe
musculus abductor pollicis - the abductor muscle of the thumb
Translations

abductor

[æbˈdʌktəʳ] Nraptor(a) m/f, secuestrador(a) m/f

abductor

[æbˈdʌktər] nravisseur/euse m/f
child abductor → kidnappeur m (d'enfants)

abductor

nEntführer(in) m(f)

abductor

[æbˈdʌktəʳ] nrapitore/trice