abducens nerves

[ab'dju:s(ə)nz]
plural noun Anatomy the pair of cranial nerves supplying the muscles concerned with lateral movement of the eyes.
Origin
C19: abducens (mod. L., 'leading away'), from L. abducere (see abduct).

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  • abducens nerve — Anat. either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. Also called abducens, abducent nerve. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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