Abductor definition

ăb-dŭktər
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One, such as a kidnapper, who abducts.
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(anatomy) A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.
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(anatomy) A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.
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A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb away from the midline of the body.
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One who abducts; a kidnapper. [mid 19th century]
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(anatomy) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or from the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward. [early 17th century]
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Noun

Singular:
abductor
Plural:
abductores, abductors

Origin of abductor

  • From New Latin abductus + -or.

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  • abduct +"Ž -or

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