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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.
A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.
[Back-formation from adductor.]
(Physiology) (of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the body. Compare abduct2
(Chemistry) chem a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements
[C19: from Latin addūcere; see adduce]
ad•duct(v. əˈdʌkt; n. ˈæd ʌkt)
1. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to abduct).n.
2. a combination of two or more stable chemical compounds by means of van der Waals' forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds.
[1830–40; < Latin adductus, past participle of addūcere; see adduce]
Past participle: adducted
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|Noun||1.||adduct - a compound formed by an addition reaction|
|Verb||1.||adduct - draw a limb towards the body; "adduct the thigh muscle"|
abduct - pull away from the body; "this muscle abducts"
vt. aducir, mover hacia la línea media.