abductor(redirected from Abductor muscles)
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that which abducts; see also anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.
muscle that causes movement away from the median plane of body, axis of middle finger, or axis of second toe, or in the case of the thumb, anterior to the plane of the palm.
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.
abductorA muscle that pulls an extremity away from the midline.
A muscle that draws a part away from the median plane, or, in the case of the digits, away from the normal axis of the middle finger or the second toe.