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
Recent Examples of adductor from the Web
Along with Ridgewell and Barmby, winger Darren Mattocks (adductor injury) and defender Chance Myers (hamstring injury) remain limited by injuries.
Midfielder David Guzman is suspended for the match due to yellow card accumulation and three other players, defender Chance Myers (hamstring), winger Darren Mattocks (adductor) and winger Jack Barmby (ankle) also are in various stages of recovery.
On Thursday, the Spurs clearly wanted to get the ball inside against the Rockets, who missed the physical presence of Nene, who sustained a torn adductor in Game 4.
Center Nene suffered a left adductor (groin) tear and is out for the rest of the postseason, the Rockets announced Monday morning.
Houston Rockets forward Nene will miss the remainder of the playoffs with a left adductor tear, the team announced Monday.
Inside, a sheet of scallop beards and adductor muscles — trimmings from cleaning whole scallops for service — were baking.
Ryu had discomfort in the adductor muscle on his left side earlier in the week.
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Origin and Etymology of adductor
New Latin, from Latin, one that draws to, from adducere
First Known Use: 1615See Words from the same year
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 longusb: 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 brevisc: 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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