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English definition of “abductor”

abductor

noun [C] (MUSCLE)    /æbˈdʌk.tər/ US  /-tɚ/
specialized medical a muscle that moves a part of the body away from the middle of the body or from another body part: hip abduction exercisesSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of abductor noun (MUSCLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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