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noun Anatomy.
either one of the fourth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers that innervate the superior oblique muscle of the upper part of the eyeball.
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Origin of trochlear nerve

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for trochlear nerve

trochlear nerve
/ (ˈtrɒklɪə) /

noun
either one of the fourth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the superior oblique muscle of the eye
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Medical definitions for trochlear nerve

trochlear nerve

n.
A nerve that originates in the mesencephalon below the cerebral aqueduct and supplies the superior oblique muscle of the eyeball.fourth cranial nerve
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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