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abducens nerve

noun, Anatomy.
either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.
Also called abducens, abducent nerve.
Origin of abducens nerve
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
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abducens nerve

either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
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see abducent
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