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English definition of “adduction”

adduction

noun [U]     /ædˈdʌk.ʃən/ US  /əˈdʌk.ʃən/ specialized
the movement of a part of the body towards the middle of the body or towards another body part : An abduction pillow is used to prevent adduction of the hip .Direction of motionPoints of the compass
(Definition of adduction noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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