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[ab-doo-suhnt, -dyoo-]
adjective Physiology.
drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting.

1705–15; < Latin abdūcent- (stem of abdūcēns). See abducens Unabridged
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abducent (æbˈdjuːsənt)
(of a muscle) abducting
[C18: from Latin abdūcent-, abdūcens leading away, from abdūcere, from ab- away + dūcere to lead, carry]

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abducent ab·du·cent (āb-dōō'sənt, -dyōō'-)
Abducting; drawing away.

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