trigeminal

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adjective tri·gem·i·nal \trī-ˈje-mə-nəl\

Definition of trigeminal

  1. :  of or relating to the trigeminal nerve

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Origin and Etymology of trigeminal

New Latin trigeminus trigeminal nerve, from Latin, threefold, from tri- + geminus twin


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trigeminal

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adjective tri·gem·i·nal \trī-ˈjem-ən-əl\

Medical Definition of trigeminal

  1. :  of or relating to the trigeminal nerve


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trigeminal

noun tri·gem·i·nal

Medical Definition of trigeminal


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