Definition of Adductor muscle

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

Medical Definition of Adductor muscle

1. Any muscle that pulls inward toward the midline of the body. For example, the adductor muscles of the leg serve to pull the legs together. The opposite of adductor is abductor. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adductor Muscle

adductor canal
adductor hallucis
adductor hiatus
adductor minimus muscle
adductor muscle (current term)
adductor muscle of great toe
adductor muscle of thumb
adductor pollicis
adductor reflex
adductor tubercle

Literary usage of Adductor muscle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The hinder adductor muscle is always large in .... ligament and the original shell-valves» not adhering to it adductor muscle, but remaining movable and ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The hinder adductor muscle may be considered as representing morphologically the I transverse fibres of the root of I the foot of Nautilus by which it ..."

3. Animal and Vegetable Physiology: Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by Peter Mark Roget (1836)
"The adductor muscle might, it is evident, be called into play to counteract that action; but this would require a constant muscular exertion, ..."

4. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1906)
"... ma, anterior adductor muscle ; mp, posterior adductor muscle; ms, ... The anterior adductor muscle is the first to appear in development (Nucula, ..."

5. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1892)
"... as we have already seen, there was no definite line of demarcation between the oblique and transverse segments of the adductor muscle, nevertheless the ..."

6. Steno on Muscles by Kardel, Troels (1994)
"The uninterrupted lines represent the position of the part when the adductor muscle contracts. The dotted lines show the position which the same part takes, ..."

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