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trochlear nerve

noun, Anatomy
1.
either one of the fourth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers that innervate the superior oblique muscle of the upper part of the eyeball.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for trochlear nerve

trochlear nerve

/ˈtrɒklɪə/
noun
1.
either one of the fourth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the superior oblique muscle of the eye
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trochlear nerve in Medicine

trochlear nerve n.
A nerve that originates in the mesencephalon below the cerebral aqueduct and supplies the superior oblique muscle of the eyeball. Also called fourth cranial nerve.

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