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abductor

noun ab·duc·tor \ ab-ˈdək-tər \

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plural abductores play \ˌab-ˌdək-ˈtōr-(ˌ)ēz, -ˈtȯr-\ or abductors
: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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