Abdu'ctor. n.s. [abductor, Lat.] The name given by anatomists to the muscles, which serve to draw back the several members.
In pursuance of this theory, he supposed the constrictors of the eyelids must be strengthened in the supercilious; the abductors in drunkards, and contemplative men, who have the same steady and grave motion of the eye. Arbuthnot and Pope's Martinus Scriblerus.