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adductor

[uh-duhk-ter] /əˈdʌk tər/
noun
1.
any muscle that adducts (opposed to abductor).
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Neo-Latin, Late Latin: conductor. See adduce, -tor
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  • They have extremely strong adductor muscles to close their shells when threatened.
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adductor

/əˈdʌktə/
noun
1.
a muscle that adducts
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adductor in Medicine

adductor ad·duc·tor (ə-dŭk'tər)
n.
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, an arm, or a toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.

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adductor in Science
adductor
  (ə-dŭk'tər)   
A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb toward the midline of the body. Compare abductor.
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