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adduct

 [ah-dukt´]
to draw toward an axis or median line.

ad·duct

(a'dŭkt), Do not confuse this word with abduct.
1. To draw toward the median plane.
2. An addition product, or complex, or one part of the same.
[L. ad-duco, pp. -ductus, to bring toward]

adduct

(ə-dŭkt′, ă-dŭkt′)
tr.v. ad·ducted, ad·ducting, ad·ducts Physiology
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
n. Chemistry
A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.

ad·duc′tion n.
ad·duc′tive adj.

Adduct

noun
Biochemistry A term for the covalent complex formed when a chemical binds a biomolecule, such as DNA or a protein.
Chemistry A compound produced by mixing 2 or more chemicals.
Molecular biology (1) A molecular complex consisting of a chemical—e.g., environmental toxins like polyaromatic hydrocarbons—bound to a biomolecule—e.g., DNA, protein, especially those that attach after exposure to air pollution, cigarette smoke, and other environmental contaminants. 
(2) A molecule resulting from a reaction between molecules with major parallel axes—i.e., molecules with overlapping effects.
Molecular oncology A chemical bond between any substance and DNA, which may upregulate a gene; DNA-carcinogen adducts can drive a cell’s molecular machinery towards malignancy.
verb To move toward the body.

ad·duct

(ă-dŭkt')
To draw toward the midline of the body or segment.
[L. ad-duco, pp. -ductus, to bring toward]

adduct 

To turn towards the midline.

ad·duct

(ă-dŭkt')
1. To draw toward the median plane.
2. An addition product, or complex, or one part of the same.
[L. ad-duco, pp. -ductus, to bring toward]
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