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), .
(of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the body Compare abduct (sense 2)
(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.
- Adductor canal
adductor canal adductor canal n. The space in the thigh between the medial vastus and adductor muscles through which the femoral vessels pass. Also called Hunter’s canal.
- Adductor muscle of big toe
adductor muscle of big toe adductor muscle of big toe n. A muscle with origin from the transverse head from the capsules of the lateral four metatarsophalangeal joints, and from the oblique head from the lateral cuneiform bone and the bases of the third and fourth metatarsal bones, with insertion into the lateral side of […]
- Adductor muscle of thumb
adductor muscle of thumb adductor muscle of thumb n. A muscle with origin from the transverse head from the shaft of the third metacarpal bone and from the oblique head from the front of the base of the second metacarpal, trapezoid, and capitate bones; with insertion to the medial side of the base of the […]
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George, 1866–1944, U.S. humorist. a suffix found in nouns denoting action or process or a person or persons acting, appearing in loanwords from French and sometimes from Spanish (cannonade; fusillade; renegade), but also attached to native stems: blockade; escapade; masquerade . a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, normally a citrus: […]