either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.
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Also called abducens, abducent nerve.
Origin of abducens nerve
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby abducens nerve
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British Dictionary definitions for abducens nerve
/ (æbˈdjuːsənz) /
either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
Word Origin for abducens nerve
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