Origin of innervate
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Examples from the Web for innervated
All the muscles belonging to this oral chamber are of the visceral type, and are innervated by the trigeminal nerve.
There is, however, another muscle—the Retractor oculi—belonging to the same group which is innervated by the VIth nerve.
- to supply nerves to (a bodily organ or part)
- to stimulate (a bodily organ or part) with nerve impulses
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Word Origin and History for innervated
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- To supply an organ or a body part with nerves.
- To stimulate a nerve, muscle, or body part to action.
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