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adductor pollicis

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noun adductor pol·li·cis \-ˈpäl-ə-səs, -ə-kəs\

Medical Definition of adductor pollicis

  1. :  a muscle of the hand with two heads that adducts the thumb by bringing it toward the palm—called also adductor pollicis muscle



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