A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.
Origin of adductorNew Latin, from Latin addūcere, adduct-, to bring to, contract; see adduce.
- The alternative spelling adductores is sometimes used to refere to the plural of the muscles.
Latin, from adducere.
Variant of adduct
Physiol. to pull (a part of the body) toward the median axis: said of a muscle
Origin of adduct; from Classical Latin adductus, past participle of adducere: see adduce