1. [syn: adductor, adductor muscle]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Adductor \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line
[syn: adductor, adductor muscle]