abductor

noun
ab·​duc·​tor | \ ab-ˈdək-tər How to pronounce abductor (audio) \
plural abductores\ ˌab-​ˌdək-​ˈtōr-​(ˌ)ēz, -​ˈtȯr-​ How to pronounce abductores (audio) \ 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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“Abductor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/abductor. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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