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abductor1

[ab-duhk-ter] /æbˈdʌk tər/
noun
1.
a person who abducts.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; abduct + -or2

abductor2

[ab-duhk-ter] /æbˈdʌk tər/
noun
1.
any muscle that abducts (opposed to adductor).
Origin
1605-15; < Neo-Latin; see abduce, -tor
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abductor in Medicine

abductor ab·duc·tor (āb-dŭk'tər)
n.
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
abductor
  (āb-dŭk'tər)   
A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb away from the midline of the body. Compare adductor.
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