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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-duhk-ter]
    • /əˈdʌk tər/
    • /ædˈdʌk.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-duhk-ter]
    • /əˈdʌk tər/

Definitions of adductor word

  • noun adductor a muscle that adducts 3
  • noun adductor any muscle that adducts (opposed to abductor). 1
  • noun adductor A muscle whose contraction moves a limb or other part of the body toward the midline of the body or toward another part. 1
  • noun adductor (anatomy) 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. 0

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Origin of adductor

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
1740-50; < New Latin, Late Latin: conductor. See adduce, -tor

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Parts of speech for Adductor


adductor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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