Abducens Definition

ăb-do͝osənz, -dyo͝o-
abducentes
noun
Either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves that convey motor impulses to the rectus muscle on the lateral side of each eye.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
sixth cranial nervenervus abducensabducens-nerveabducent-nerveabducent

Other Word Forms of Abducens

Noun

Singular:
abducens
Plural:
abducentes

Origin of Abducens

  • Shortening of "abducens nerve", in turn from Latin nervus abducens, from abducent, abducens

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin abdūcēns present participle of abdūcere to take away abduct

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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