abductor

noun

ab·​duc·​tor ab-ˈdək-tər How to pronounce abductor (audio)
plural abductores ˌab-ˌdək-ˈtōr-(ˌ)ēz, -ˈtȯr- How to pronounce abductor (audio) 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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“Abductor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/abductor. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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