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oculomotor

[ok-yuh-loh-moh-ter] /ˌɒk yə loʊˈmoʊ tər/
adjective
1.
moving or tending to move the eyeball:
an oculomotor muscle.
Origin of oculomotor
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; oculo- + motor
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Examples from the Web for oculomotor
Historical Examples
  • Is there anatomical evidence that the ganglia of origin of the oculomotor and trochlear nerves represent many ganglia?

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell
  • Dohrn alone, as far as I know, as already pointed out, insists upon the multiple character of the oculomotor nerve.

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell
  • Other cranial nerves, particularly the oculomotor and the hypoglossal, may also be implicated.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for oculomotor

oculomotor

/ˌɒkjʊləʊˈməʊtə/
adjective
1.
relating to or causing eye movements
Word Origin
C19: from oculo- + motor
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oculomotor in Medicine

oculomotor oc·u·lo·mo·tor (ŏk'yə-lō-mō'tər)
adj.

  1. Relating to or causing movements of the eyeball.

  2. Of or relating to the oculomotor nerve.

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