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abducens nerve

noun ab·du·cens nerve \ab-ˈdü-ˌsenz-, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of ABDUCENS NERVE

:  either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves that are motor nerves supplying the rectus on the outer and lateral side of each eye —called also abducens

Origin of ABDUCENS NERVE

New Latin abducent-, abducens, from Latin, present participle of abducere
First Known Use: 1947

abducens nerve

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ABDUCENS NERVE

:  either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves which are motor nerves, arise beneath the floor of the fourth ventricle, and supply the lateral rectus muscle of each eye—called also abducent nerve, sixth cranial nerve

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