extrinsic eye muscle

noun Anatomy.

any of six small muscles that control the horizontal, vertical, and rotating movements of the eyeball.

Nearby words

  1. extricable,
  2. extricate,
  3. extrication,
  4. extrinsic,
  5. extrinsic allergic alveolitis,
  6. extrinsic factor,
  7. extrinsic incubation period,
  8. extrinsic sphincter,
  9. extro-,
  10. extrorse

Also called extraocular muscle.

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