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Medical Term:

abduction

Pronunciation: ab-dŭk′shŭn

Definition:

  1. Movement of a body part away from the median plane (of the body, in the case of limbs; of the hand or foot, in the case of digits).
  2. Monocular rotation (duction) of the eye toward the temple.
  3. A position resulting from such movement.

Synonym(s): abductioTA

[L. abductio]

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