Definition of Adductor

1. Noun. A muscle that draws a body part toward the median line.




Definition of Adductor

1. n. 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.

Definition of Adductor

1. Noun. (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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adductor

1. an adducent muscle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Adductor

1. Muscles which move a portion of the body toward the midline such as lowering your arm to your side. (27 Sep 1997)

Adductor Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Adductor Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adductor

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

Literary usage of Adductor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The adductor brevis is situated immediately behind the two preceding muscles. It is somewhat triangular in form, and arises by a narrow origin from the ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"In addition, I wish to make in passing some observations on the adductor responses of the arms, these responses being, so far as I know, in general new to ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"adductor longus. adductor magnus. Pectineus. adductor brevis. Dissection.—These muscles are at once exposed by removing the fascia from the forepart and ..."

4. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"It is a somewhat extensive flexor of the thumb. 4. adductor of the Index. (Fig. 125, D, 12.) Synonym.—The adductor of the thumb in Man. ..."

5. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"The adductor BREVIS lies under the adductor longus, and is of another layer of muscles ; for as the first layer consists of the ..."

6. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1893)
"He records and figures a case in which the adductor muscle of the thumb of au adult man presented three distinct fasciculi, viz. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Adductor

Search for Adductor on Dictionary.com!Search for Adductor on Thesaurus.com!Search for Adductor on Google!Search for Adductor on Wikipedia!

Search