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Definition of the noun abductor

What does abductor mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abductors

  1. someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
  2. a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line

Alternative definition of the noun abductor


  1. One who abducts, a kidnapper.
  2. [anatomy] A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward.

Specialised definition of the noun abductor

Glossary of sports

a muscle that pulls the body or a limb away from a midpoint or midline (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Abductor" is a computer game by Jeff Minter for the Commodore VIC-20. It is a shoot 'em up in which the player must protect his Humanoids from the aliens trying to abduct them, combining elements from Defender and Galaxian.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Jeff Minter
  • genre: Shoot 'em up
  • publisher: Jeff Minter
  • released in (33 years ago)


  1. Abductor is a fictional character from Just Yell Fire.
  2. Abductor is a fictional character from Just Yell Fire.

Phrases with Abductor

Phrases starting with the word Abductor:

  1. Abductor Oculi
  2. abductor muscle

Phrases ending with the word Abductor:

  1. Chelonus Abductor
  2. Species Chelonus Abductor

Other phrases containing the word Abductor:

  1. musculus abductor hallucis
  2. musculus abductor pollicis
  3. musculus abductor digiti minimi manus
  4. musculus abductor digiti minimi pedis

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abductor

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Google previewMissing Children

A Psychological Approach to Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Stranger and Non-Stranger Abduction of Children by James N. Tedisco, Michele A. Paludi

Specifically, we will address the following illusions or myths that relate to either abductors/abusers or victims: An abductor is a psychotic human being, easily identifiable by children and adults. There are no long-term aftereffects of abductions ...

Google previewRape and Ravishment in the Literature of Medieval England (2001)

by Corinne J. Saunders

Again the abductor is a widow, Christian de Mompyntone, but this case is specified as one of ravishment of ward, for it is brought by a certain William Tolymer, the father of the victim, Catherine, as a writ of trespass. The case illustrates clearly ...

Google previewLetting Go with Love and Confidence (2011)

Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century by Kenneth Ginsburg M.D., Susan FitzGerald

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the typical abductor is a family member or someone whom the child knows or is at least familiar with, not some unknown person cruising the neighborhood or hiding in the ...

Google previewTextbook of Human Anatomy (1982)

by William James Hamilton

The main abductor is the gluteus medius muscle (supplied by the superior gluteal nerve). It can be assisted by the tensor fasciae latae, the gluteus minimus ( supplied by the superior gluteal nerve) and the gluteus maximus muscles. Abduction ...

Google previewLippincott Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN (2016)

by Diane Billings, Desiree Hensel

Typically, the abductor is an older woman who wishes to have a baby. The nurse.

Google previewThe Handbook of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1997)

by Sharon Glennen, Denise C. DeCoste

The Miller Swing Away Dynamic Abductor is an ovalshaped leg divider that also consists of a dynamic material that allows the unwanted pressing of legs together , yet assists in returning the legs to the desired position (see Figure 6–24).

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Abductor indicia. STERNAD bf IMtoideus partly. Supraspinatus. Intraspinatus. Subscapularis. Biceps flexor cubiti. Caraco- brachialis. Pectoralis partis . Dorsad by Deltoideus partly. Teres major. Tere* minor.

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Terminology , Dental Surgery and the Collateral Sciences (1878)

See ABDUCTOR. Abdiic'tioii. Abduetio; from abdtt- cere, to separate. The action by which a limb or part is separated from the axis of the body. In Surgery, a fracture near the articular extremity of a bone in which the fragments recede from each ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

Z, Abductor indicis. 123, Extcnsorcs pollicis. Superior Extremity. — Left fide, a, Snpra- fpinatus. b, Infra-spinatus. c, Teres minor, d, Te- rcs major, e, Triceps extensor cubiti. f f, Exten- sores carpi radijlis. g, Supinator brevis. b, Indi- cator. 123 ...

Google previewBergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation (2016)

by R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas

The abductor pollicis longus generally originates from the lateral part of the posterior surface of the body of the ulna, the interosseous membrane and the middle third of the posterior surface of the body of the radius. The muscle is generally ...

Google previewOrthopaedic Dictionary (1994)

by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide

muscle, abductor digitiminimi (manus) muscle, adductor brevis Abductor Digiti Minimi (Manus) Origin: Pisiform bone tendon of ulnar flexor muscle of Wrist. Insertion: Proximal phalanx of fifth digit. Action: Abducts little finger. Innervation: Ulnar ...

Google previewA Compendious Medical Dictionary Containing an Explanation of the Terms (1801)

by Robert Hooper

Abductor (AiduSter, dris, m. from ab, from, and iuco, to draw). A> name given to those muscles, which pull back parts of the body, into which they are inserted. Abductor indicis mauus. A muscle of the fore finger, situated in the hand, which ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Cross References Diplopia; “False-localising signs” Abductor Sign The abductor sign is tested by asking the patient to abduct each leg whilst the examiner opposes movement with hands placed on the lateral surfaces of the patient's legs : the ...

Google previewThe Portable Encyclopaedia: Or, A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences (1831)

On the Basis of Dr. Gregory's Comprehending the Latest Improvements in Every Branch of Useful Knowledge by James Mitchell

Abductor pollicis longus rises from the ulna, interosseous ligament, an radius. It is inserted into the os trapezium, and first bone of the thumb. 15 #. minor pollicis, rises from the ulna, and interosseous ligament and radius. It is inserted into the ...

Google previewGrabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps: Upper Extremities, Torso, Pelvis, and Lower Extremities (2015)

by Berish Strauch, Luis O. Vasconez, Charles K. Herman, Bernard T. Lee

The abductor digiti minimi myocutaneous flap is a good alternative to the traditional muscle transfer for restoration of opposition in congenital hypoplastic thumbs. In children who need opponensplasty and who have aplastic soft tissues of the ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum: or, Medical Dictionary ... Fourth edition (1839)

by Robert HOOPER (M.D.), Klein Grant

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