Adductor

Definition of Adductor

Ad`duc´tor
n.1.(Anat.) A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; - opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.
In the bivalve shells, the muscles which close the values of the shell are called adductor muscles.
- Verrill.

Related Words

adduct, adductor muscle, great adductor muscle, musculus adductor brevis, musculus adductor hallucis, musculus adductor longus, musculus adductor magnus, skeletal muscle, striated muscle
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