From Latin abducō (“to lead away”)
- (US) IPA(key): /æbˈdus.ənt/, /æbˈdjus.ənt/
abducent (comparative more abducent, superlative most abducent)
- Drawing away from the median axis of the body, as a muscle; abducting. [Late 17th century.]
abducent (plural abducents)
- That which abducts; an abducens.
- ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , →ISBN), page 3
- abducent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911