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Abduce

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To Abdu'ce. v.a. [Lat. abduco.] To draw to a different part; to withdraw one part from another. A word chiefly used in physic or science.

And if we abduce the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate; for, in that position, the axis of the cones remain in the same plain, as is demonstrated in the optics delivered by Galen. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. iii. c. 20.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Active (289)

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