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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-doo-suh nt, -dyoo-]
    • /æbˈdu sənt, -ˈdyu-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-doo-suh nt, -dyoo-]
    • /æbˈdu sənt, -ˈdyu-/

Definitions of abducent word

  • adjective abducent (of a muscle) abducting 3
  • adjective abducent that abducts 3
  • adjective abducent drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting. 1
  • noun abducent Drawing away from the median axis of the body, as a muscle; abducting. (Late 17th century.). 1
  • noun abducent That which abducts; an abducens. 0

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Origin of abducent

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1705-15, abducent is from the Latin word abdūcent- (stem of abdūcēns). See abducens

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abducent popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for abducent

noun abducent

  • abducens — abducens nerve.
  • abducens nerve — cranial nerve
  • abducent nerve — either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.

adjective abducent

  • abducting — Present participle of abduct.

Antonyms for abducent

adjective abducent

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