duc-, -duce, -duct, -ducent, -ductor, -duction, -ductive, -ducer, -ducement, -ducation

(Latin: to lead, leading; bringing; to take; to draw along or out)

abduce (verb), abduces; abduced; abducing
1. To lead or to draw away by some act or a persuasion: The Pied Piper was able to abduce the children to run away from home.

The ditch abduces the flood water off the street.

The children were abduced from the proximity of the barking dog by their teacher.

The woman saved the kitten's life using a bowl of milk when she abduced it to move from the ledge of the window.

2. To draw away or to move away from a median plane: The doctor had to abduce Sarah's right arm from its mid plane to the side and back again.
abducens (s) (noun); abducentes (pl)
Either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves that convey motor impulses to the rectus muscle on the lateral side of each eye: The ophthalmologist had to correct the abducentes of Maureen's eyes because she had a paralysis of the nerves which resulted in diplopia or double vision.
abducent (s) (noun), abducents (pl)
A small motor nerve that supplies the lateral rectus muscle of the eye: The abducent is the ocular muscle whose contraction turns the eyeball outward.
abducent (adjective), more abducent, most abducent
A reference to drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent body part: In anatomy, the abducent muscle; such as, the "rectus laterals muscles" of the eyes, move the eyeballs outwardly.

Abducent muscles refer to the movements of one part of the body away from another section.

The abducent nerve originates in the pons, or part of the brain stem, and emerges from the brain immediately below it; then, from this point, it extends through the skull, eventually entering the back of the eye socket through a space between the skull bones.

abduct (verb), abducts; abducted; abducting
1. To lead, take away, or carry off improperly, whether by force or fraud; to carry off, to kidnap: Tamara Patrick and her child were abducted from their home.

The hitchhiker tried to abduct Jim's backpack, which was lying next to the road, when Jim was taking a toilet break.

Melinda Pearl was wondering what would happen if the man abducted the puppy without getting permission.

The customer saw Douglas Johnson abducting a package of grapes from the store.

2. To pull something; such as, a muscle, away from the midpoint or midline of the body or of a bodily limb: When Jason fell, he abducted a muscle in his leg and so he had to limp to the bench so he could sit down.
abductee (s) (noun), abductees (pl)
A person who has been taken away, or carried off improperly, whether by force or by fraud: The newspaper presented the story about the abductee of a well-known kidnapping.

Three of the abductees agreed to meet with the police in an effort to catch the guy who held them in captivity for several days before he was paid the ransom that he demanded.

abduction (s) (noun), abductions (pl)
The process of having been carried or taken away; such as, a wife, a child, a ward, or a voter: In many parts of the world, the abductions of minors under the age of sixteen take place without the consent of their parents or guardians.

The story of the Lindbergh baby abduction on March 1, 1932, was news all around the world when the child's absence was discovered and reported to his parents, who were at home, at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Today there are many reports of abductions taking place in impoverished countries.

abductor (s) (noun), abductors (pl)
1. Someone who illegally leads, or takes, another person away by force or deception: The description of the abductor matched the profile in the police station.
2. A muscle that pulls the body or a limb away from a midpoint or midline; such as, raising the arm out from the side: Eric strained both abductors in his right arm when he tried to throw the baseball.
adduce (uh DOOS, uh DYOOS) (verb), adduces; adduced; adducing
1. To give or to cite as proof for consideration: The prosecuting attorney was adducing documents to Ted, and the court, as evidence to verify his involvement in a criminal act.
2. To present as pertinent, conclusive, or persuasive confirmation that something is true beyond any doubt: The speaker adduced three reasons for his actions as a government official.

As a Senator, Harry tried to adduce reasons for not supporting the congressional bill.

To present as proof.
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adducent (adjective), more adducent, most adducent
A reference to moving or bringing muscles toward a given point or common center.
adducible (adjective), more adducible, most adducible
A reference to something that can be cited as an example of proof in an argument.
adduct (verb), adducts; adducted; adducting
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
adduction (s) (noun), adductions (pl)
1. The process of drawing inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
2. The action of bringing something forward as a fact or a statement.
adductor (s) (noun), adductors (pl)
A muscle that draws any limb, or part of the body, towards the trunk or main axis, or which folds or closes extended parts of the body.
agriproduct (s) (noun), agriproducts (pl)
Results resulting from agricultural efforts.

Cross references of word families related to "bear, carry, bring": -fer; ger-; later-, -lation; phoro-; port-.

A cross reference of word units that are related, directly and/or indirectly, with "tube, pipe": aulo-; can-, cann-; fistul-; siphon-; syringo-; tub-.