Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Physiology To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
  • n. Chemistry A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To draw towards a center or a middle line.
  • n. The product of an addition reaction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To draw towards a common center or a middle line.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To draw on; induce; allure.
  • In physiology, to bring to or toward a median line or main axis. See adduction, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. draw a limb towards the body
  • n. a compound formed by an addition reaction

Etymologies

Back-formation from adductor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin adductus, past participle of adducere. See adduce (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • These researchers reported that at the non-permissive temperature, the cell lost the histone H2A-ubiquitin adduct.

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  • These bases can be chemically modified in a number of ways, including by alkylation, in which an alkyl group (or "adduct") is transferred onto a guanine base.

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  • With extraordinary effort I can move my right hand a little and can adduct my left arm some six inches across my chest.

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  • DNA radioactivity was essentially in a single different adduct base, different from the normal bases present in DNA.

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  • In that case CH3O2 reacts with NO2 to form an adduct CH3O2NO2 .

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  • The adduct "stores" CH3O2, but the bond between the CH3O2 and the NO2 moities a convenient way of designating the molecular units is weak, and collisions can break it, thus the tight loop.

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  • It takes the masses from CE-MS and compares to an in-house metabolite database, and of course takes into account common adduct products and isotopes.

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  • Researchers speculate that this results when ellagic acid forms adduct (from Latin, “drawn toward”) with DNA, thus masking binding sites to be occupied by the carcinogens.

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  • This information on the ubiquitin-histone adduct along with the striking similarities we found between APF-1 and ubiquitin in their general characteristics such as molecular mass and amino acid composition, led Keith Wilkinson and his colleague Arthur (Art) Haas who were post-doctoral fellows in the laboratory of Ernie, along with Michael Urban from Zweidler's laboratory, to carry out a series of direct experiments, showing unequivocally that APF-1 is indeed ubiquitin.

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