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abducent

[ab-doo-suh nt, -dyoo-] /æbˈdu sənt, -ˈdyu-/
adjective, Physiology
1.
drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < Latin abdūcent- (stem of abdūcēns). See abducens
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abducent

/æbˈdjuːsənt/
adjective
1.
(of a muscle) abducting
Word Origin
C18: from Latin abdūcent-, abdūcens leading away, from abdūcere, from ab- away + dūcere to lead, carry
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abducent

adj.

1713, from Latin abducentem (nominative abducens), present participle of abducere "to lead away" (see abduction).

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more abducent in Medicine

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

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