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abduct

 [ab-dukt´]
to draw away from an axis or the median plane.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ab·duct

(ab-dŭkt'), Do not confuse this word with adduct.
To move away from the median plane.
Synonym(s): abduce
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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abduct

verb To move away from the centre of the body.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

abduct

verb To move away from the body
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ab·duct

(ab-dŭkt')
To move away from the median plane.
Synonym(s): abduce.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

abduct 

To turn away from the midline, as when the eye rotates outward.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

ab·duct

(ab-dŭkt') Do not confuse this word with adduct.
To move away from the median plane.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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.