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EtymologyEdit

From Latin abducō (to lead away)

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈdus.ənt/, /æbˈdjus.ənt/

AdjectiveEdit

abducent (comparative more abducent, superlative most abducent)

  1. Drawing away from the median axis of the body, as a muscle; abducting. [Late 17th century.][1]

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NounEdit

abducent (plural abducents)

  1. That which abducts; an abducens.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “abducent” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.
  • abducent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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