ad·duct (ə-dŭkt, ă-dŭkt)
tr.v. ad·duct·ed, ad·duct·ing, ad·ducts
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.
[Back-formation from ADDUCTOR.]
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