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ad·duct

 (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.
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Adj.1.adducting - especially of musclesadducting - 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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Collectively, these structures are responsible for such actions as adducting (toward the mid-line of the body), abducting (away from the mid-line of the body), and extending the arms.
The adductor group (adductor magnus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, pectineus, and gracilis) is located on the medial thigh and is responsible for adducting and medially rotating the thigh.