Definition of adduction in English:

adduction

noun

  • See adduct

    • ‘Passive abduction and resisted adduction resulted in pain.’
    • ‘Any asymmetry in adduction, abduction, flexion, extension, external rotation, and internal rotation should be noted.’
    • ‘Current prosthetic designs try to reproduce flexion and extension, abduction and adduction, and rotation about the long axis of the femur.’
    • ‘The ankle and foot were relaxed and the hip was in neutral rotation, abduction and adduction.’
    • ‘Abduction and adduction are best tested with the patient supine and the examiner providing resistance against the medial and lateral side of the knee.’

Pronunciation:

adduction

/əˈdʌkʃ(ə)n/