verb ad·duct \ə-ˈdəkt, a-\

Definition of ADDUCT

transitive verb
:  to draw (as a limb) toward or past the median axis of the body; also :  to bring together (similar parts) <adduct the fingers>

Origin of ADDUCT

Latin adductus, past participle of adducere
First Known Use: circa 1839


noun ad·duct \ˈa-ˌdəkt\

Definition of ADDUCT

:  a chemical addition product <adducts form as carcinogenic metabolites bind to DNA>

Origin of ADDUCT

German Addukt, from Latin adductus
First Known Use: 1941


Next Word in the Dictionary: adductionPrevious Word in the Dictionary: adducibleAll Words Near: adduct
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears