Adducted



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 the limb is slightly flexed or adducted, and rotated either inwards or outwards.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

When the jaw was adducted, the coronoid process moved upward and inside the cheek.
The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles Richard C. Fox

The foot is adducted and rotated inward, as in a case of clubfoot.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

When the jaw was adducted, the insertion of the anterior pterygoid was in a plane nearly level with the origin.
The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles Richard C. Fox

The foot may retain its normal attitude, or the toes may be pointed and adducted.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

The heel is drawn up, the anterior part of the foot is adducted and inverted at the mid-tarsal joint.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

At the same time the shaft of the femur is adducted and rotated outwards.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

The fingers are separately flexed and extended, abducted and adducted in an entirely irregular way.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various

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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