Meaning of ABDUCTOR in English


I. abˈdəktə(r) also -ˌtȯ(ə)r or -ˌtȯ(ə) noun

( plural ab·duc·to·res ˌabˌdəkˈtōr(ˌ)ēz, -ˈȯ- ; or abductors )

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin abductus + -or

: a muscle that draws a part away from the median line of the body or from the axis of an extremity

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: abduct + -or

: one that abducts

protecting women from abductors

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