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noun Anatomy.
either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.
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Also called abducens, abducent nerve .

Origin of abducens nerve

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for abducens nerve

abducens nerve
/ (æbˈdjuːsənz) /

noun
either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

Word Origin for abducens nerve

see abducent
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