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.
This columella muscle is the same thing as the muscles adhering to the shell in Patella, and the posterior adductor of Lamellibranchs.
1, A, B, mn), articulating at their bases with the head-capsule by sub-globular condyles, and provided with abductor and adductor muscles by means of which they can be separated or drawn together so as to bite solid food, or seize objects which have to be carried about.