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Adductor  n.  (Anat.) 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."

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... O N W, in the upper third of the thigh traverse a triangular space, the base of which is formed by Poupart's ligament, D, whilst the sides and apex are formed by the sartorius, Q, and adductor longus muscles, T, approaching each other. In the undissected state of the part, the structures which bound this space can in general be easily recognised. A central depression extends from the middle of its base, D, to its apex, V, and marks the course of the vessels. Near the ...
— Surgical Anatomy • Joseph Maclise

Words linked to "Adductor" :   musculus adductor brevis, striated muscle, musculus adductor longus, musculus adductor magnus, adductor muscle, adduct, musculus adductor hallucis, skeletal muscle

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