Difference between revisions of "adductor muscle"

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|definition=1. Any muscle that adducts or bring parts into apposition.  
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|definition=1. Any muscle that adducts or bring parts into [[apposition]].  
  
2. ([[Arthropoda]]: Crustacea) In bivalves, muscles attached to the carapace that pull it to the body, or connect the carapace. <i>a.</i> In Barnacles, any transverse muscle, especially those attached to the scutum for closing the aperture.  
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2. ([[Arthropoda]]: [[Crustacea]]) In [[bivalves]], muscles attached to the [[carapace]] that pull it to the body, or connect the [[carapace]]. <i>a.</i> In Barnacles, any [[transverse]] muscle, especially those attached to the [[scutum]] for closing the [[aperture]].  
  
3. ([[Mollusca]]: [[Bivalvia]]) A single posterior or an anterior and posterior muscle connecting the two valves. <i>a.</i> In oysters, the crescent shaped "catch" muscle that holds the valves in a set position, or the "quick" muscle, the main opening and closure muscle.
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3. ([[Mollusca]]: [[Bivalvia]]) A single [[posterior]] or an [[anterior]] and [[posterior]] muscle connecting the two valves. <i>a.</i> In oysters, the [[crescent]] shaped “catch” muscle that holds the valves in a set position, or the “quick” muscle, the main opening and closure muscle.
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Latest revision as of 23:28, 13 September 2013

adductor muscle: 1. Any muscle that adducts or bring parts into apposition.

2. (Arthropoda: Crustacea) In bivalves, muscles attached to the carapace that pull it to the body, or connect the carapace. a. In Barnacles, any transverse muscle, especially those attached to the scutum for closing the aperture.

3. (Mollusca: Bivalvia) A single posterior or an anterior and posterior muscle connecting the two valves. a. In oysters, the crescent shaped “catch” muscle that holds the valves in a set position, or the “quick” muscle, the main opening and closure muscle.