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 adductor
New Latin, from Latin add&umacron;cere, adduct-, to bring to, contract; see adduce.
(anatomy) A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; -- opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.
The alternative spelling adductores is sometimes used to refere to the plural of the muscles.