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