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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.
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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]
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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
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Translations

abductor

[æbˈdʌktəʳ] Nraptor(a) m/f, secuestrador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

abductor

[æbˈdʌktər] nravisseur/euse m/f
child abductor → kidnappeur m (d'enfants)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

abductor

nEntführer(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

abductor

[æbˈdʌktəʳ] nrapitore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
We made an incision over the outside of the exterior os sesamoideum pollicis pedis, and thus got at the root of the abductor muscle. Readjusting the battery, we now applied the fluid to the bisected nerves -- when, with a movement of exceeding life-likeness, the Mummy first drew up its right knee so as to bring it nearly in contact with the abdomen, and then, straightening the limb with inconceivable force, bestowed a kick upon Doctor Ponnonner, which had the effect of discharging that gentleman, like an arrow from a catapult, through a window into the street below.
How does local strengthening of single gluteus medius influence activity in other abductor muscles?
Therefore, Ethibond suture is preferably used for reattachment of the abductor muscles, the capsule, and the external rotators in THA.
A review of the anatomy of the hip abductor muscles, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and tensor fascia lata.
Strengthens: hip and abductor muscles. Lie on your side and use your lower arm to support your upper body.