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adduct

[v. uh-duhkt; n. ad-uhkt] /v. əˈdʌkt; n. ˈæd ʌkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to abduct).
noun
2.
Also called addition compound. Chemistry. a combination of two or more independently stable compounds by means of van der Waals' forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds.
Compare clathrate (def 2), inclusion complex.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin adductus drawn to, past participle of addūcere; see adduce
Related forms
adductive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adduct

adduct

/əˈdʌkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the body Compare abduct (sense 2)
noun
2.
(chem) a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements
Derived Forms
adduction, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin addūcere; see adduce
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adduct in Medicine

adduct ad·duct (ə-dŭkt', ā-dŭkt')
v. ad·duct·ed, ad·duct·ing, ad·ducts
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.


ad·duc'tion n.
ad·duc'tive adj.
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