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abductor

 [ab-duk´ter]
that which abducts; see also anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.

abductor (muscle)

[TA]
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.
Synonym(s): musculus abductor [TA], abductor

abductor

(ăb-dŭk′tər)
n.
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.

abductor

[abduk′tər]
Etymology: L, abducere
a muscle that draws a body part away from the midline or axis of the body, or one part from another. Compare adductor.

abductor

A muscle that pulls an extremity away from the midline.

ab·duc·tor

(ab-dŭk'tŏr)
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.

abductor

or

levator

any muscle that moves a limb away from the body An example of an abductor is the abductor pollicis, which moves the thumb outward. Compare ADDUCTOR.

abductor

muscle drawing a part away from the sagittal plane; therefore abductor action of intrinsic foot muscles is described in relation to the sagittal plane of the foot

abductor

that which abducts.
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4) In FY 2010, 70 percent of child abduction cases resulted in the identification of an offender who had a known relationship with the victim; less than 1 percent of the abductors were RSOs.
At a critical juncture in the chase, a deputy slowed the abductor by placing a puncture strip on the road, giving his car a flat tire.
The abductor was arrested off the western coast of Seosan in South Korea on June 21, 1980, while spying on the South.
The mother of a South Korean man abducted by North Korea, who is believed to be the husband of Japanese abductee Megumi Yokota, will seek a meeting next week with her son's reported abductor, who now lives in Seoul, the head of a group representing the family members of South Korean abductees told the Yonhap News Agency Sunday.
Sadly, though Boyd valiantly resisted her abductor, she was killed in the collision with the cement truck.
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CHICAGO -- Strengthening the hip abductor muscle may delay progression of medial compartment knee osteoarthritis, according to findings reported at the 2004 World Congress on Osteoarthritis.
West Midlands Police said the girl kicked out at her abductor, who fled to a nearby car, before she raised the alarm at the garage.