extraocular muscle

noun ex·tra·oc·u·lar muscle \ ˌek-strə-ˈä-kyə-lər- \

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

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1939

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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 b, rectus 2

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