(transitive, physiology) To draw towards a center or a middle line.
1.Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to abduct).
2.Also called addition compound. Chemistry. a combination of two or more independently stable compounds by means of van der Waals' forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Compare clathrate (def 2), inclusion complex.
1. (of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the body Compare abduct (sense 2) noun
2. (chem) a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements Derived Formsadduction, noun Word OriginC19, from Latin addūcere; see adduceCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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