Ad*duc"tor (#), n. [L., fr. adducere.] Anat.

A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; -- opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.

In the bivalve shells, the muscles which close the values of the shell are called adductor muscles. Verrill.


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