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 (ə-dŭkt′, ă-dŭkt′)
tr.v. ad·duct·ed, ad·duct·ing, ad·ducts Physiology
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
n. Chemistry
A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.

[Back-formation from adductor.]

ad·duc′tion n.
ad·duc′tive adj.


of a nature that leads towards a change
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adductive - especially of musclesadductive - especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
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This condition was probably associated with the infection by the fungus Ostracoblabe implexa, and may include complete disarticulation of the adductor muscle from its valve, to compromise the adductive predation defenses of affected oysters (Bower et al.
Professional judgment in auditing is defined as logical discussion and adductive enactment about auditing subjects and accounting by a person who has valuable educational degree and experiences and also required features for objective remarking.
On first assessment, he was conscious, ill, in pain and adopted an adductive position for the upper and lower limbs.