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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 previewLaboratory Guide for Elementary Course in General Biology (1893)

by John Henry Pillsbury

Just behind and above the anterior adductor is a small muscle running obliquely downward. This is the anterior retractor, by which the animal is drawn into the dorsal portion of the shell before closing it 4. Just behind and below the anterior ...

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 previewBulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (1911)

The posterior adductor is the large muscle which it is necessary to cut before the shell is opened. The anterior adductor is inconspicuous and located, as its name implies, at the front end of the shell. (2) The retractors (pl. xIx, fig. 3), which are ...

Google previewComprehensive Review in Clinical Neurology (2016)

A Multiple Choice Book for the Wards and Boards by Esteban Cheng-Ching, Eric P. Baron, Lama Chahine, 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 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 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 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 previewOrthopaedic Dictionary (1994)

by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide

adductor brevis muscle both in full extension and 30 degrees of flexion. Compare these results with an examination of the opposite, normal knee. Also known as Varus stress test. Adductor Brevis Muscle (ah-duk'tor/brev'is/mus'el) (n.) ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1817)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Physiology ... and the Various Branches of Natural Philosophy Connected with Medicine by Robert Hooper

ADDUCTOR BREVIS FEMORIS. Ad- iluciar femorit tecundut of Douglas. Tri- cefn tecundut of Winslow. A muscle, which, with the uddvcltr longut and magnut femorit forms the tricept adductor femorit. It is situated on the posterior part of the tliigh, ...

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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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