abducens nerve

abducens nerve

noun Anatomy.
either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.
Also called abducens, abducent nerve.


Origin:
1900–05

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abducens nerve (æbˈdjuːsənz)
 
n
either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
 
[see abducent]

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