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Related to adductor: adductor muscle, adductor longus, adductor canal, Adductor tubercle, Adductor pollicis
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.
[New Latin, from Latin addūcere, adduct-, to bring to, contract; see adduce.]
(Physiology) a muscle that adducts
any muscle that adducts (opposed to abductor).
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|Noun||1.||adductor - a muscle that draws a body part toward 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 adductor brevis - the short adductor muscle of the thigh
musculus adductor longus - the long adductor muscle of the thigh
musculus adductor hallucis - the adductor muscle of the great toe