Physiol. to pull (a part of the body) toward the median axis: said of a muscle
Origin of adductfrom Classical Latin adductus, past participle of adducere: see adduce
transitive verbad·duct·ed, ad·duct·ing, ad·ducts Physiology
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.
Origin of adductBack-formation from adductor
(third-person singular simple present adducts, present participle adducting, simple past and past participle adducted)
- (physiology) To draw towards a center or a middle line.
- (chemistry) The product of an addition reaction