adductor


adductor
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.

In the bivalve shells, the muscles which close the values of the shell are called adductor muscles.


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  • Adductor — can refer to: * One of the anatomical terms of motion * Adductor longus muscle * Adductor magnus muscle * Adductor brevis muscle * Adductor canal …   Wikipedia

  • Adductor — Ad*duc tor, n. [L., fr. adducere.] (Anat.) 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adductor — adj. anat. Aductor. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • adductor — SYN: a. muscle. * * * ad·duc·tor dək tər n 1) any of three powerful triangular muscles that contribute to the adduction of the human thigh: a) one arising from the superior ramus of the pubis and inserted into the middle third of the linea aspera …   Medical dictionary

  • adductor — UK [əˈdʌktə(r)] / US [əˈdʌktər] noun [countable] Word forms adductor : singular adductor plural adductors medical a muscle that pulls a part of your body back to its normal position See: abductor …   English dictionary

  • adductor — n. [L. ad, near; ducere, to lead] A muscle that draws parts together or toward the median axis; see adductor …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • adductor — ad|dụctor, Gen.: ...to̱ris, Pl.: ...to̱res: erläuternder Bestandteil von fachspr. Fügungen mit der Bedeutung „Anzieher, Anziehmuskel“; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Musculus adductor pollicis …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • adductor — ⊕ adducción, ⊕ adductor ra → aducir, 4 …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Adductor — pritraukiamasis statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Adductor ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pagrindiniai terminai …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • adductor — n. (in full adductor muscle) any muscle that moves one part of the body towards another or towards the middle line of the body …   Useful english dictionary


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