Adductor vs Adductory - What's the difference?

adductor | adductory |


In anatomy|lang=en terms the difference between adductor and adductory

is that adductor is (anatomy) a muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; -- opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose while adductory is (anatomy) operating as an adductor.

As a noun adductor

is (anatomy) a muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; -- opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.

As an adjective adductory is

(anatomy) operating as an adductor.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

adductor

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anatomy) A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; -- opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.
  • * Verrill:
  • In the bivalve shells, the muscles which close the values of the shell are called adductor muscles.

    Usage notes

    * The alternative spelling adductores is sometimes used to refere to the plural of the muscles.

    Coordinate terms

    * abductor

    adductory

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (anatomy) Operating as an adductor.