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abductor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abductor  \Ab*duc"tor\,  n.  [NL.] 
  1.  One  who  abducts. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  muscle  which  serves  to  draw  a  part  out  or  form 
  the  median  line  of  the  body;  as  the  abductor  oculi,  which 
  draws  the  eye  outward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abductor 
  n  1:  someone  who  unlawfully  seizes  and  detains  a  victim  (usually 
  for  ransom)  [syn:  {kidnapper},  {kidnaper},  {snatcher}] 
  2:  a  muscle  that  draws  a  part  away  from  the  median  line  [syn:  {abductor 
  muscle}] 




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