extraocular muscle

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

noun Anatomy.


Nearby words

  1. extramural,
  2. extraneous,
  3. extraneously,
  4. extranet,
  5. extranuclear,
  6. extraordinaire,
  7. extraordinary,
  8. extraordinary general meeting,
  9. extraordinary jubilee,
  10. extraordinary ray

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 ]

n.

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

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