Make Our Dictionary Yours
Sign up for our weekly newsletters and get:
By signing in, you agree to our Terms and Conditions
We'll see you in your inbox soon.
(physiology) The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis; -- opposed to abduction.
From Latin adducō (“I bring to myself”), from ad + ducō (“I lead”). Compare French adduction. See adduce.
Avoiding excessive and prolonged infant hip adduction, or forcing the legs in a straight position close together for periods of time (as in swaddling) may help prevent strain on the hip joints.
Adduction of the vocal cords happens most commonly during inhalation, although it can also happen during exhalation.
This is called adduction of the vocal cords.
Hip adduction and abduction can be done using resistance bands while you are in a seated position.
The hip abduction and hip adduction machines target your outer and inner thighs, respectively.
Find similar words to adduction using the buttons