Abducent-nerve Definition

ăb-do͝osənt
noun
(anatomy) Alternative spelling of abducens nerve.
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Synonyms:
sixth cranial nervenervus abducensabducens-nerveabducensabducent
other
The sixth cranial nerve, one of a pair of small motor nerves supplying the eye muscles that control lateral movement. It originates in the pons of the brain, passes through a large venous space known as the cavernous sinus, and enters the orbit of the eye.
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Other Word Forms of Abducent-nerve

Noun

Singular:
abducent-nerve
Plural:
abducent-nerves

Origin of Abducent-nerve

  • From Latin abducō (“to lead away”)

    From Wiktionary

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