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trigeminal

[trahy-jem-uh-nl] /traɪˈdʒɛm ə nl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the trigeminal nerve.
noun
2.
Also called trigeminal nerve. either one of the fifth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers that innervate the muscles of mastication, and of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the head and face to the brain.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin trigemin(us) (Latin: triple, equivalent to tri- tri- + geminus twin, double) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for trigeminal-nerve

trigeminal

/traɪˈdʒɛmɪnəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the trigeminal nerve
Word Origin
C19: from Latin trigeminus triplet, from tri- + geminus twin
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Word Origin and History for trigeminal-nerve

trigeminal

adj.

1830, from Latin trigeminus "born in threes;" see tri- + geminate.

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trigeminal-nerve in Medicine

trigeminal tri·gem·i·nal (trī-jěm'ə-nəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the trigeminal nerves.

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