Adducent
Adducent Ad*du"cent, a. [L. addunces, p. pr. of adducere.] (Physiol.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • adducent — [a do͞os′ənt, ədo͞os′ənt; adyo͞os′ənt, ədyo͞os′ənt] adj. [L adducens, prp. of adducere: see ADDUCE] Physiol. that adducts …   English World dictionary

  • adducent — /euh dooh seuhnt, euh dyooh /, adj. Physiol. drawing toward, as by the action of a muscle; adducting. [1685 95; < L adducent (s. of adducens), prp. of adducere. See ADDUCE, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • adducent — Bringing toward; adducting. [L. adducens, pres. p. of ad duco, to bring] * * * ad·du·cent ə d(y)üs ənt, a adj serving to adduct <an adducent muscle> compare ABDUCENT * * * ad·du·cent (ə duґsənt) performing adduction …   Medical dictionary

  • adducent — adjective Related to the muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent. Syn: adducting …   Wiktionary

  • adducent — adj. pulling towards an axis; drawing inward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adducent — ad·du·cent …   English syllables

  • adducent — /əˈdjusənt/ (say uh dyoohsuhnt) adjective drawing towards; adducting. {Latin addūcens, present participle, leading to} …   Australian English dictionary

  • adducent — adjective especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part • Syn: ↑adductive, ↑adducting • Ant: ↑abducent • Derivationally related forms: ↑adduct (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • adducting — adjective especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part • Syn: ↑adducent, ↑adductive • Ant: ↑abducent (for: ↑adducent) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • adductive — adjective especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part • Syn: ↑adducent, ↑adducting • Ant: ↑abducent (for: ↑adducent) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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