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 (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.


(əˈdʌk ʃən)

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adduction - (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the bodyadduction - (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


n (form)Anführung f; (of proof)Erbringung f


n. aducción.
1. movimiento hacia la línea media del cuerpo o hacia adentro de un miembro o parte del cuerpo;
2. movimiento hacia un centro común.