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abducens nerve

noun

, Anatomy.
  1. either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.


abducens nerve

/ æbˈdjuːsənz /

noun

  1. either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye


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Word History and Origins

Origin of abducens nerve1

First recorded in 1900–05
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Word History and Origins

Origin of abducens nerve1

see abducent
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Example Sentences

Both are supplied by the abducens nerve, together with the rectus externus muscle.

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