Recent Examples on the WebAsymmetry in the bone structure also indicated that the limbs were used for adduction, the pull down motion used in the human breast stroke.
Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 25 Sep. 2019 Unlike a hinge joint that moves only (for the most part) forward and backward, like the knee, the shape of the ball-and-socket joint in the hip allows for flexion, extension, internal and external rotation, abduction, and adduction.
SELF, 22 Feb. 2019 Glide your straight legs out in abduction and squeeze them back in adduction towards your midline.
Michelle Ward Trainor, PEOPLE.com, 14 Feb. 2018
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Middle English adduccioun "act of conveying," borrowed from Medieval Latin adductiōn-, adductiō, going back to Late Latin, "attraction, contraction," from Latin addūcere "to lead or bring (to a place)," + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at adduce