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adductor

noun ad·duc·tor \-ˈdək-tər\

Definition of ADDUCTOR

1
:  a muscle that draws a part toward the median line of the body or toward the axis of an extremity
2
:  a muscle that closes the valves of a bivalve mollusk

Origin of ADDUCTOR

New Latin, from Latin, one that draws to, from adducere
First Known Use: 1615

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

adductor

noun ad·duc·tor \-ˈdək-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADDUCTOR

1
:  any of three powerful triangular muscles that contribute to the adduction of the human thigh: a :  one arising from the superior ramus of the pubis and inserted into the middle third of the linea aspera—called also adductor longus b :  one arising from the inferior ramus of the pubis and inserted into the iliopectineal line and the upper part of the linea aspera—called also adductor brevis c :  one arising from the inferior ramus of the pubis and the ischium and inserted behind the first two into the linea aspera—called also adductor magnus
2
:  any of several muscles other than the adductors of the thigh that draw a part toward the median line of the body or toward the axis of an extremity

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