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adduct

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verb ad·duct \ə-ˈdəkt, a-\

Definition of adduct

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


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adduct

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noun ad·duct \ˈa-ˌdəkt\

Definition of adduct

  1. :  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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "adduct" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "adduct"


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