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Of, relating to, or causing adduction of a part of the body.
Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin addūct-, past participial stem of addūcere + -ory, perhaps after post-classical Latin adductorius (1686 or earlier in this sense (rare); 6th cent. in sense ‘drawing out, causing to blister’).
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