abductor(redirected from abductor (muscle))
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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.
a person who abducts.
any muscle that abducts (opposed to adductor).
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|Noun||1.||abductor - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)|
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
|2.||abductor - 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