adduct

verb
ad·​duct | \ ə-ˈdəkt How to pronounce adduct (audio) , a- \
adducted; adducting; adducts

Definition of adduct

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

adduct

noun
ad·​duct | \ ˈa-ˌdəkt How to pronounce adduct (audio) \

Definition of adduct (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of adduct

Verb

1808, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adduct

Verb

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

Noun

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

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“Adduct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adduct. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for adduct

adduct

transitive verb
ad·​duct | \ ə-ˈdəkt, a- How to pronounce adduct (audio) \

Medical Definition of adduct

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to draw (as a limb) toward or past the median axis of the body also : to bring together (similar parts) adduct the fingers

Other Words from adduct

adductive \ -​ˈdək-​tiv How to pronounce adduct (audio) \ adjective

adduct

noun
ad·​duct | \ ˈad-ˌəkt How to pronounce adduct (audio) \

Medical Definition of adduct (Entry 2 of 2)

: a chemical addition product

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