Definition of abductor in English:
1A person who abducts another person.
- They even voted to allow child abductors, thieves, and bomb hoaxers to remain as refugees.
- To me, he will always be a dirty thief and a ruthless abductor!
- Authorities are following up on the report and have yet to determine if the abductors are pirates or terrorists.
2 (also abductor muscle) Anatomy A muscle whose contraction moves a limb or part away from the midline of the body, or from another part. Compare with adductor.
- She is recovering from a torn abductor muscle in her thigh.
- He missed the last couple of matches due to a slight tear in his abductor muscle.
- This exercise engages spinal extensors, hamstrings, abductors and stabilizers.
2.1Any of a number of specific muscles in the hand, forearm, or foot: [followed by Latin genitive]: abductor pollicis
More example sentences
- The tears are most likely to the thenar muscles (i.e., opponens pollicis, abductor pollicis brevis and possibly the adductor pollicis).
- I had a look around on the internet this evening for some muscle diagrams and it seems I have a painful abductors pollicis longus.
- The abductor hallucis muscle is the largest and most superficial of the intrinsic great toe muscles lying on the medial border of the sole.
Words that rhyme with abductorconductor, destructor, instructor, obstructor
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