abducens muscle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æb.ˈdu.ˌsɛnz ˈmʌs.l̩/, /æb.ˈdju.ˌsɛnz ˈmʌs.l̩/

Noun[edit]

abducens muscle (plural abducens muscles)

  1. (anatomy) Rectus lateralis muscle of the eye; muscle that moves the eye away from the center of the face.

References[edit]

  • 1993 [1940], Thomas, Clayton L. editor, Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, edition 5th, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, page 1: