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adductor


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  nose. 
 
  In  the  bivalve  shells,  the  muscles  which  close  the 
  values  of  the  shell  are  called  adductor  muscles. 
  --Verrill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adductor 
  n  :  a  muscle  that  draws  a  part  toward  the  median  line  [syn:  {adductor 
  muscle}] 




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