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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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On one memorable occasion, the mother of one abductee stood at the Sukiyabashi intersection in Tokyo, possibly the world's busiest crosswalk, for an hour and gathered only one signature for her petition to the government for assistance.
22 -- North Korea's official newspaper Rodong Shinmun alleges the new Japanese government under Prime Minister Taro Aso has nullified a bilateral deal covering the North's reinvestigation of Japanese abductees and Tokyo's lifting of some of its sanctions once the probe starts.
Kim had agreed to reinvestigate the missing abductees but progress has been stalled since then.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Kim met with Shigeo Iizuka, the 72-year-old brother of abductee Taguchi, and her 33-year-old son Koichiro Iizuka at the same country house in Karuizawa.
Shigeo, who heads the abductee families' group and the National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea, and Koichiro gave the poster made by the Investigation Commission on Missing Japanese Probably Related to North Korea to Kim in March last year when the three met for the first time in Busan, South Korea.
I know the abductee issue is of great concern here in Japan and I will be meeting with families later today to express my personal sympathy and our concern about what happened to those who were abducted,'' Clinton told a press conference before the meeting with the families of the abductees.
North Korea hinted at the existence of other Japanese nationals it had abducted, apart from the 17 abductees on Japan's official list, during preparatory talks for a bilateral meeting in June in Beijing, Japanese government sources said Wednesday.
The government must now press North Korea hard to conduct a thorough investigation into Japanese abductees so that they can return home as soon as possible and so that the truth about them can be learned.
During her visit to the United States, Sakie and other relatives of abductees called for international economic sanctions against North Korea to force it to return Japanese and other nationals abducted by North Korea.
Megumi was abducted at the age of 13 in 1977, and her case has become a symbol of the abductee issue in Japan.
Soga and about 10 members of her local support group set up tables in a makeshift tent, calling for signatures and handing out blue ribbons symbolizing the plight of the abductees to visitors at the park.
Soga was repatriated to Japan along with four other abductees in 2002, while Jenkins came to Japan with their two North Korean-born daughters Mika and Brinda in July 2004.