- Adductor muscle
The term adductor muscle can have several meanings:
* in a broad sense, any
musclethat causes adductioncan be called an adductor muscle. For example in biology, the muscle or muscles in the interior of a bivalve molluskwhich serve to close the valves are called adductor muscles, and the large foot to shell muscle in gastropods such as the abaloneand limpetis also known as an adductor muscle.
* the term commonly refers to the
adductor muscles of the hip.
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adductor muscle — noun a muscle that draws a body part toward the median line • Syn: ↑adductor • Derivationally related forms: ↑adduct (for: ↑adductor) • Hypernyms: ↑skeletal muscle, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Adductor muscle — Any muscle that pulls a body part toward the midline. For example, the adductor muscles of the legs pull the legs toward the midline of the body so the legs are closer together. The word “adductor” comes from the Latin prefix “ad meaning “toward” … Medical dictionary
adductor muscle — ▪ anatomy any of the muscles that draw a part of the body toward its median line or toward the axis of an extremity (compare abductor muscle), particularly three powerful muscles of the human thigh adductor longus, adductor brevis, and… … Universalium
adductor muscle — 1. Any muscle that adducts or bring parts into apposition. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In bivalves, muscles attached to the carapace that pull it to the body, or connect the carapace. a. In Barnacles, any transverse muscle, especially those… … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
adductor muscle — Large muscle of bivalve molluscs that is responsible for holding the two halves of the shell closed. Its unusual feature is its ability to maintain high tension with low energy expenditure by using a catch mechanism, and the high content of… … Dictionary of molecular biology
adductor muscle of carapace — Muscle attached to carapace for pulling it to the body (thorax) or connecting halves of bivalve shell (e.g. Conchostraca, Ostracoda, Leptostraca) or valves of cirriped capitulum for closure of them. In Cirripedia, any transverse muscles,… … Crustacea glossary
adductor muscle scar — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Ostracoda, an impression of the adductor muscles on the valve interior, serving for closure of valves … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
adductor muscle scar pattern — (Class Ostracoda): Rather central pattern of scars (raised or depressed) indicating where central adductor muscles attach to valves; not always clearly visible [Cohen, Peterson, and Maddocks, in press] … Crustacea glossary
adductor muscle great — musculus adductor magnus … Medical dictionary
adductor muscle long — musculus adductor longus … Medical dictionary