drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting.
(of a muscle) abducting
1713, from Latin abducentem (nominative abducens), present participle of abducere “to lead away” (see abduction).
abducent ab·du·cent (āb-dōō’sənt, -dyōō’-)
Abducting; drawing away.
- Abducens nerve
either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. Historical Examples Both are supplied by the abducens nerve, together with the rectus externus muscle. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various noun either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, […]
- Abducent nerve
either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. noun either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye abducent nerve n. The small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye, […]
to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, especially to kidnap. Physiology. to move or draw away from the axis of the body or limb (opposed to ). Contemporary Examples The day before there had been an attempt to abduct him, she says. ‘In Cold Blood’ in Ukraine […]
a person who has been .
act of . the state of being . Law. the illegal carrying or enticing away of a person, especially by interfering with a relationship, as the taking of a child from its parent. a syllogism whose major premise is certain but whose minor premise is probable. Contemporary Examples Did he denounce the involvement of organized […]