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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.]
1. the action of adducting.
2. the act of adducing.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin]
1. Movement of a limb toward the body’s midline, or of a digit toward a limb’s axis. Adductor muscles are muscles that contract to move part of the body inward.
2. A movement inward toward the center of the body or of a limb.
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|Noun||1.||adduction - (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body|
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms