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[ab-duhk-ter] /æbˈdʌk tər/
a person who abducts.
Origin of abductor1
1840-50; abduct + -or2


[ab-duhk-ter] /æbˈdʌk tər/
any muscle that abducts (opposed to adductor).
1605-15; < New Latin; see abduce, -tor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She had almost forgotten, for the moment, that this man was her abductor and her father's enemy.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • The little girl was very slender, yet her abductor staggered as he walked.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • Toward the close of the examination, however, it began to dawn on the abductor that possibly he had made an error.

    Brave Tom Edward S. Ellis
  • abductor muscles: Muscles which move parts away from the axis.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Kedzle's wrath was at the fact that Gilfoyle was not legally an abductor.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • Come forward, calumnious and insolent count, and abductor of women!

    The Cid Campeador Antonio de Trueba
abductor in Medicine

abductor ab·duc·tor (āb-dŭk'tər)
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.

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abductor in Science
A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb away from the midline of the body. Compare adductor.
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