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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

(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 

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Most abductions of elementary school children occur in or around the victim's home, with the vast majority of the victims abducted within 1 mile of their residence.
These offenders generally abduct their victims in domestic-type disputes, which represents a departure from the familial emotion-based cases typical of younger children.
Sedlak, "Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children in America," United States Department of Justice (Washington, DC: 1990).
Lanning, "Child Molesters Who Abduct: Summary of the Case in Point Series," National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (Alexandria, VA, 1995), 17-36.