adduction

adduction

[uh-duhk-shuhn]
noun
1.
Physiology. the action of an adducent muscle.
2.
the act of adducing.

Origin:
1630–40; < Medieval Latin adductiōn- (stem of adductiō). See adduct, -ion

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adduce (əˈdjuːs)
 
vb
(tr) to cite (reasons, examples, etc) as evidence or proof
 
[C15: from Latin addūcere to lead or bring to]
 
ad'ducent
 
adj
 
ad'ducible
 
adj
 
ad'duceable
 
adj
 
adduction
 
n

adduct (əˈdʌkt)
 
vb
1.  Compare abduct (of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the body
 
n
2.  chem a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements
 
[C19: from Latin addūcere; see adduce]
 
ad'duction
 
n

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