Adduct

Full form/Meaning:

Move inwards

 

Definition:

This is the act of moving a limb towards the midline of the body. Adduction motion include moving the two hands (stretched horizontally) towards the body to achieve a vertical orientation. The opposite of adduct is abduct.

 

Usage in Sentence:

“Adduction of the leg was limited due to pain.”

 

Do you know?

Some of the muscles involved in adduction motion usually start with the prefix “add”. For example, adductor magnus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, gracilis, and pectineus are muscles involved in the adduction of the leg.

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