extraocular muscle

noun
ex·​tra·​oc·​u·​lar muscle | \ ˌek-strə-ˈä-kyə-lər- How to pronounce extraocular muscle (audio) \

Definition of extraocular muscle

: any of the six small voluntary muscles that pass between the eyeball and the orbit and control the movement and stabilization of the eyeball in relation to the orbit

First Known Use of extraocular muscle

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Extraocular muscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extraocular%20muscle. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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extraocular muscle

noun

Medical Definition of extraocular muscle

: any of six small voluntary muscles that pass between the eyeball and the orbit and control the movement and stabilization of the eyeball in relation to the orbit abbreviation EOM — see oblique sense b, rectus sense 2

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