oculomotor nerve


oculomotor nerve

noun

Definition of OCULOMOTOR NERVE

:  either of the pair of chiefly motor nerves that comprise the third pair of cranial nerves, arise from the midbrain, and supply four muscles of the eye

First Known Use of OCULOMOTOR NERVE

1881

oculomotor nerve

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OCULOMOTOR NERVE

: either nerve of the third pair of cranial nerves that are motor nerves with some associated autonomic fibers, arise from the midbrain, supply muscles of the eye except the superior oblique and the lateral rectus with motor fibers, and supply the ciliary body and iris with autonomic fibers by way of the ciliary ganglion—called also third cranial nerve

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