adductor


adductor
SYN: a. muscle.

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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 called also adductor longus
b) one arising from the inferior ramus of the pubis and inserted into the iliopectineal line and the upper part of the linea aspera called also adductor brevis
c) one arising from the inferior ramus of the pubis and the ischium and inserted behind the first two into the linea aspera called also adductor magnus
2) any of several muscles other than the adductors of the thigh that draw a part toward the median line of the body or toward the axis of an extremity

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n.
any muscle that moves one part of the body towards another or towards the midline of the body.

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ad·duc·tor (ə-dukґtər) [L.] that which adducts; see under musculus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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