[v. uh-duhkt; n. ad-uhkt]
verb (used with object)
Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to abduct ).
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.

1830–40; < Latin adductus drawn to, past participle of addūcere; see adduce

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

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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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