abductor

noun
ab·​duc·​tor | \ab-ˈdək-tər \
plural abductores\ ˌab-​ˌdək-​ˈtōr-​(ˌ)ēz, -​ˈtȯr-​ \ or abductors

Medical Definition of abductor 

: a muscle that draws a part away from the median line of the body or from the axis of an extremity

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