Definition of abductor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//æbˈdʌktə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//æbˈdʌktər//
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  1. 1a person who abducts somebody
  2. 2 (also abductor muscle) (anatomy) a muscle that moves a body part away from the middle of the body or from another part compare adductor
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (as a term in anatomy): modern Latin from Latin abduct- ‘led away’, from the verb abducere, from ab- ‘away, from’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abductor