abducent[ab do̵̅o̅′sənt, -dyo̵̅o̅-; əb-]
Physiol. that abducts
Origin of abducentClassical Latin abducens, present participle of abducere, abduct
(comparative more abducent, superlative most abducent)
- Drawing away from the median axis of the body, as a muscle; abducting. [Late 17th century.]
- That which abducts; an abducens.
From Latin abducō (“to lead away”)