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extraocular muscle

[ek-struh-ok-yuh-ler, ek-struh-]
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noun Anatomy.
  1. extrinsic eye muscle.

Origin of extraocular muscle

First recorded in 1935–40; extra- + ocular
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extraocular muscle in Medicine

extraocular muscle

  1. Any of the six small muscles that control movement of the eyeball within the socket.
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