trigeminal-nerve

trigeminal

[trahy-jem-uh-nl] Anatomy.
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:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin trigemin(us) (Latin: triple, equivalent to tri- tri- + geminus twin, double) + -al1

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trigeminal (traɪˈdʒɛmɪnəl)
 
adj
anatomy of or relating to the trigeminal nerve
 
[C19: from Latin trigeminus triplet, from tri- + geminus twin]

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

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