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abduct

 [ab-dukt´]
to draw away from an axis or the median plane.

ab·duct

(ab-dŭkt'), Do not confuse this word with adduct.
To move away from the median plane.
Synonym(s): abduce

abduct

/ab·duct/ (ab-dukt´) to draw away from the median plane, or (the digits) from the axial line of a limb.abdu´cent

abduct

(ăb-dŭkt′)
tr.v. ab·ducted, ab·ducting, ab·ducts
1. To carry off by force; kidnap.
2. Physiology To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.

ab·duct·ee′ n.
ab·duc′tion n.

abduct

verb To move away from the centre of the body.

abduct

verb To move away from the body

ab·duct

(ab-dŭkt')
To move away from the median plane.
Synonym(s): abduce.

abduct

; abduction movement away from the median line or sagittal plane

abduct,

v to move in the direction away from the center line of the body.

abduct 

To turn away from the midline, as when the eye rotates outward.

ab·duct

(ab-dŭkt') Do not confuse this word with adduct.
To move away from the median plane.

abduct (abdukt´),

v to draw away from the median line or from a neighboring part or limb.

abduct

to draw away from an axis or the median plane.
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