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Adductor vs. Abductor — What's the Difference?

Adductor vs. Abductor — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Adductor and Abductor

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Adductor

A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity.
Nov 21, 2018

Abductor

One, such as a kidnapper, who abducts.
Nov 21, 2018

Adductor

(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
The adductor of the eye turns the eye toward the nose.
Nov 21, 2018

Abductor

(Anatomy) A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.
Nov 21, 2018

Adductor

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.
Nov 21, 2018
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Abductor

One who abducts; a kidnapper.
Nov 21, 2018

Adductor

A muscle that draws a part toward the median line
Nov 21, 2018

Abductor

(anatomy) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or from the median line of the body
The abductor oculi draws the eye outward.
Nov 21, 2018

Abductor

One who abducts.
Nov 21, 2018

Abductor

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.
Nov 21, 2018

Abductor

Someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
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Abductor

A muscle that draws a part away from the median line
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