long ciliary nerve

noun

Medical Definition of long ciliary nerve

: any of two or three nerves that are given off by the nasociliary nerve as it crosses the optic nerve, pass through the posterior part of the sclera, and run forward between the sclera and the choroid to be distributed to the iris and cornea — compare short ciliary nerve

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