Definition of Adducent

1. Adjective. Especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part.

Exact synonyms: Adducting, Adductive
Category relationships: Physiology
Antonyms: Abducent
Derivative terms: Adduct



Definition of Adducent

1. a. Bringing together or towards a given point; -- a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent.

Definition of Adducent

1. Adjective. (physiology) Related to the muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adducent

1. serving to adduct [adj]

Medical Definition of Adducent

1. Bringing together or towards a given point; a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent. Origin: L. Addunces, p. Pr. Of adducere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adducent

addression
addressions
addressive
addressivities
addressivity
addressograph
addressographs
addressor
addressors
addrest
adds
adds up
adduce
adduceable
adduced
adducent (current term)
adducer
adducers
adduces
adducible
adducin
adducing
adducins
adduct
adducted
adducted thumbs with mental reatardation
adducting
adduction
adductions
adductive

Literary usage of Adducent

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1. A dictionary of the German terms used in medicine by George Rogers Cutter (1879)
"... m., adducent muscle, adductor ; levator. Aufweichen, va, to mollify, soften ; to open by mollifying or softening (as ulcers, etc.). ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"Now, what we wish to emphasize is that our results show that voluntary increase of the attention partially consists of increase of such adducent processes ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1810)
"Immediately below these lie the adducent vessels, or arteries : they are the largest of all 'the vegetable vessels, rise immediately from the ..."

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