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



BrE BrE//əˈdʌktə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʌktər//
(also adductor muscle) (anatomy)
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a muscle that moves a body part towards the middle of the body or towards another part compare abductor Word Originearly 17th cent.: modern Latin, from Latin adduct- ‘brought in’, from the verb adducere , from ad- ‘towards’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adductor