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) Charles Darwin

Thus, when the valves are closed, there is always a strain upon the adductor to overcome the elastic resistance of the cartilage.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

The orbit is not completely walled off from the adductor chamber.
The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles Richard C. Fox

Finally there is evidence for an adductor between the temporal and masseter masses.
The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles Richard C. Fox

There is a deep and conspicuous pit for the adductor muscle.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2) Charles Darwin

Neither is there anatomical evidence for an adductor arising from the quadrate wing of the pterygoid.
The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles Richard C. Fox

In one leg, the entire muscle is indistinguishably fused with M. adductor profundus and they appear as a single muscle.
Variation in the Muscles and Nerves of the Leg in E. Bruce Holmes

The thickness of the valve sometimes varies a little, and when thick the adductor ridge does not appear quite so prominent.
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) Charles Darwin

When a pelecypod dies and the pull of the adductor muscles is released, the valves gape open.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

noun
a muscle that adducts

adductor ad·duc·tor (ə-dŭk’tər)
n.
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, an arm, or a toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.
adductor
(ə-dŭk’tər)
A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb toward the midline of the body. Compare abductor.

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