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Definition of "adduction" [ad•duc•tion]

  • The act of adducing or bringing forward. (noun)
  • The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis; -- opposed to abduction. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "adduction" in a sentence
  • "The condition is characterized by aqueductal stenosis, severe mental retardation and in half of the affected children, an adduction thumb deformity."
  • "Pain with flexion, internal rotation and adduction (impingement position) is present in the majority of athletes with this condition."
  • "For the lower extremity, exercises like squats, lunges, leg press, leg extension, leg curls, hip adduction/abduction, and calf raises are essential."