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Abductor

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abductor \Ab*duc"tor\, noun [NL.]

1. One who abducts.

2. (Anat.) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

abductor

noun

1: someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom) [syn: {kidnapper}, {kidnaper}, {abductor}, {snatcher}]

2: a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line [syn: {abductor}, {abductor muscle}]


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