adductive

adduct

[v. uh-duhkt; n. ad-uhkt]
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:
1830–40; < Latin adductus drawn to, past participle of addūcere; see adduce

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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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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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