Definition of Adductive

1. Adjective. Especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part.

Exact synonyms: Adducent, Adducting
Category relationships: Physiology
Antonyms: Abducent
Derivative terms: Adduct



Definition of Adductive

1. a. Adducing, or bringing towards or to something.

Definition of Adductive

1. Adjective. Adducing, or bringing towards or to something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adductive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adductive

adduced
adducent
adducer
adducers
adduces
adducible
adducin
adducing
adducins
adduct
adducted
adducting
adduction
adductions
adductive (current term)
adductively
adductome
adductor
adductor canal
adductor hallucis
adductor hiatus
adductor minimus muscle
adductor muscle
adductor muscle of great toe
adductor muscle of thumb
adductor pollicis

Literary usage of Adductive

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1. A New Classification of the Motor Anomalies of the Eye: Based Upon by Alexander Duane (1897)
"It will also be apparent how the lateral action of each of these muscles diminishes as its vertical action Increases; so that the adductive power of the ..."

2. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1852)
"But then if we ask what conversion it is; after a great many fancies and devices contradicting each other, at last it is found to be adductive, and yet that ..."

3. A Text-book on diseases of the eye by Henry Drury Noyes (1894)
"We may sometimes properly give prisms of different degrees for the respective positions, but we ought not to give adductive prisms ..."

4. A Course of Sermons for All the Sundays of the Year: Fitted to the Great by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1828)
"But then if we ask what conversion it is? after a great many fancies and devices, contradicting each other, at last it is found to be ' adductive,'—and yet ..."

5. The Whole Works ; with an Essay Biographical and Critical by Jeremy Taylor (1835)
"But then if we ask what conversion it is ? after a great many fancies and devices, contradicting each other, at last it is found to be ' adductive,'—and yet ..."

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