adduct


1ad·duct

transitive verb \ə-ˈdəkt, a-\

Definition of ADDUCT

:  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

2ad·duct

noun \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

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