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Definition of «Abduction»

Abduction

Abduction: In medicine, the movement of a limb away from the midline of the body. Abduction of both legs spreads the legs. The opposite of abduction is adduction. Adduction of the legs brings them together.

From the Latin "ab-" meaning "away from" + "ducere" meaning "to draw or lead" = "to draw away from."

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