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adduct

verb ad·duct \ ə-ˈdəkt , a- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adduct

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

Origin and Etymology of adduct

borrowed from Medieval Latin adductus, past participle of addūcere "to draw (a limb) toward the body," going back to Latin, "to lead or bring (to a place)" — more at adduce


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adduct

noun ad·duct \ ˈa-ˌdəkt \

Definition of adduct

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

Origin and Etymology of adduct

borrowed from German Addukt, short for Additionprodukt, from Addition addition + Produkt product


Medical Dictionary

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adduct

transitive verb ad·duct \ ə-ˈdəkt, a- \

medical 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

adductive

play \-ˈdək-tiv\ adjective

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adduct

noun ad·duct \ ˈad-ˌəkt \

medical Definition of adduct

: a chemical addition product

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