1. [ adjective ] (physiology) especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
Synonyms: abducting
Related terms: adducent physiology
2. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
Synonyms: abducens abducens_nerve nervus_abducens sixth_cranial_nerve abducent_nerve
Related terms: cranial_nerve
Similar spelling:   abduce