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Definition of the noun adductor

What does adductor mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adductors

  1. a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line

Alternative definition of the noun adductor


  1. [anatomy] A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; -- opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.

Specialised definition of the noun adductor

Glossary of sports

a muscle that pulls a leg or arm towards the central line of the body or a toe or finger towards the axis of a leg or arm (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Phrases with adductor

  1. adductor muscle
  2. great adductor muscle
  3. musculus adductor brevis
  4. musculus adductor longus
  5. musculus adductor magnus
  6. musculus adductor hallucis

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Google previewThe Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi (2010)

Everything You Need to Know About Sushi Varieties and Accompaniments, Etiquette and Dining Tips, and More: Easyread Large Edition by Dave Lowry

While the adductor is a tasty tidbit in some other bivalves destined for sushi, in the hotate-gai the big adductor is the tane. It's called a kaibashira (clam pillar) or just bashira, as are the adductors of all shellfish, so you'll have to specify, if you're ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals (2013)

by Rowen D. Frandson, W. Lee Wilke, Anna Dee Fails

adductor is the largest muscle on the medial side of the thigh. It extends from the ventral aspect of the pelvis to the medial side of the femur and tibia. It is a strong adductor but may also help to extend the hip. The m. quadratus femoris is ...

Google previewThe River Cottage Fish Book (2007)

by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Nick Fisher

Nestling up to the muscly white adductor is the pinkish-orange and cream, tongue-like coral. This is the scallop's ...

Google previewComprehensive Review in Clinical Neurology (2012)

A Multiple Choice Question Book for the Wards and Boards by Esteban Cheng-Ching, Lama Chahine, Eric P. Baron, Alexander Rae-Grant

A crossed adductor is a clear sign of cervical spinal cord disease 8. Your patient with newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis comes to you and wants to know a few things about this disease. The only statement that is correct in multiple sclerosis is ...

Google previewBiology and Diseases of the Ferret (2014)

by James G. Fox, Robert P. Marini

The adductor is a compound muscle whose components, magnus etbrevis andlongus, arenot clearly separable. The muscle originates along the length of the pelvicsymphysis and inserts onthe caudal surface of the femur atmidshaft.

Google previewEquine Locomotion (2013)

by Willem Back, Hilary M. Clayton

Like semimembranosus, the adductor is a large muscle characterized by a wide range of fascicle lengths (80–390 mm) and it is estimated to produce large force and high power. Quadriceps femoris has four parts, of which the biarticular head, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences (1867)

by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas


Google previewIconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art (1851)

Adductor pollicis arises from the calcaneo-cuboid ligament and from the base of the second, third, and fourth metatarsal bones ; it is inserted into the external sesamoid bone. It draws the great toe outwards towards the others, and flexes it so ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

adductor canal, a triangular channel beneath the sartorius muscle and between the adductor longus and vastus medialis through which the femoral vessels and the saphenous ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index

In the middle third of the thigh the artery lies behind the sartorius muscle and its sheath, having the adductor longus on its inner, and the vastus interims on its outer side : and lastly, it enters the tendinous canal formed by the dense fibrous ...

Google previewMuscle Exercises Encyclopedia (2012)

by Oscar Moran

Adductor magnus, longus and brevis/Great, long and short adductor. Gracilis, pectineus, iliopsoas, gluteus maximus, quadratus femoris, obturator externus, semitendinosus. • FLEXION. Iliopsoas. Quadriceps (rectus femoris), sartorius, tensor ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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