Adduct



Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to ).
Also called addition compound. Chemistry. a combination of two or more independently stable compounds by means of van der Waals’ forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds.
Compare (def 2), .
Historical Examples

And yet, in the cat and the dog, it is also able to adduct the first metacarpal bone.
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer

Contraction of the anterior pterygoid when the jaw was in this position pulled the mandible forward and did not adduct it.
The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles Richard C. Fox

Could flex, extend, and adduct and abduct the wrist; some power of flexion in index finger, in others none.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins

verb (transitive)
(of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the body Compare abduct (sense 2)
noun
(chem) a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements

adduct ad·duct (ə-dŭkt’, ā-dŭkt’)
v. ad·duct·ed, ad·duct·ing, ad·ducts
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
ad·duc’tion n.
ad·duc’tive adj.

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    Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to ). Also called addition compound. Chemistry. a combination of two or more independently stable compounds by means of van der Waals’ forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Compare (def 2), . Historical Examples This usually occurs when […]

  • Adduction

    Physiology. the action of an muscle. the act of . Historical Examples Dislocation is a rare complication of hip disease, and is most likely to occur during the stage of adduction with inversion. Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles Had the adduction of his mind compelled hers to his bidding, or […]



  • Adductor

    any muscle that (opposed to ). Historical Examples The character derived from the adductor ridge, just alluded to, is remarkable. A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin There is no hollow or crest for the adductor muscle, which is small. A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) […]

  • Adductive

    Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to ). Also called addition compound. Chemistry. a combination of two or more independently stable compounds by means of van der Waals’ forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Compare (def 2), . verb (transitive) (of a muscle) to […]



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