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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.
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1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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abducens nerve

either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
Word Origin
see abducent
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