adductor n : a muscle that draws a part toward the median line [syn: adductor muscle]
EtymologyLatin, from adducere.
- 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.
- In the bivalve shells, the muscles which close the values of the shell are called adductor muscles.
Adductor can refer to:
adductor in French: Adducteur