extraocular muscle

[ ek-struh-ok-yuh-ler, ek-struh- ]
/ ˈɛk strəˈɒk yə lər, ˌɛk strə- /

noun Anatomy.

Origin of extraocular muscle

First recorded in 1935–40; extra- + ocular
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Medicine definitions for extraocular muscle

extraocular muscle
[ ĕk′strə-ŏkyə-lər ]


Any of the six small muscles that control movement of the eyeball within the socket.
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