adductor muscle

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adductor muscle

muscle that causes movement toward the median plane of the body, the axis of the third finger or second toe, or, in the case of the thumb, the plane of the palm.
Synonym(s): musculus adductor [TA], adductor
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Any muscle that pulls toward the midline—medial plane—of the body
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adductor muscle

A muscle that draws toward the midline.
See: abductor muscle
See also: muscle
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ad·duc·tor mus·cle

(ă-dŭktŏr mŭsĕl) [TA]
Muscle that causes movement toward the median plane of the body, the axis of the third finger or second toe, or the plane of the palm.
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