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.

Origin of abducens nerve

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called abducens, abducent nerve.
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British Dictionary definitions for abducens nerve

abducens nerve

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

Word Origin for abducens nerve

see abducent
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