Definition of Abductor in English :

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Abductor meaning in English

Meaning of Abductor in English

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Abductor pronunciation in English

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1. abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher

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

2. abductor, abductor muscle

a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line

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see synonyms of abductor
verb (transitive)
to remove (a person) by force or cunning; kidnap
(of certain muscles) to pull (a leg, arm, etc) away from the median axis of the body
Compare adduct

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see synonyms of abductor
verb transitive
to take (a person) away unlawfully and by force or fraud; kidnap
2.  Physiology
to pull (a part of the body) away from the median axis: said of a muscle
see also adduct

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see synonyms of abductor
1. One, such as a kidnapper, who abducts.
2. 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.

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