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[ok-yuh-loh-moh-ter] /ˌɒk yə loʊˈmoʊ tər/
moving or tending to move the eyeball:
an oculomotor muscle.
Origin of oculomotor
1880-85; oculo- + motor Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for oculomotor
Historical Examples
  • Is there anatomical evidence that the ganglia of origin of the oculomotor and trochlear nerves represent many ganglia?

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell
  • Dohrn alone, as far as I know, as already pointed out, insists upon the multiple character of the oculomotor nerve.

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell
  • Other cranial nerves, particularly the oculomotor and the hypoglossal, may also be implicated.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for oculomotor


relating to or causing eye movements
Word Origin
C19: from oculo- + motor
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oculomotor in Medicine

oculomotor oc·u·lo·mo·tor (ŏk'yə-lō-mō'tər)

  1. Relating to or causing movements of the eyeball.

  2. Of or relating to the oculomotor nerve.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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