abducens nerve

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nervus abducens, from abducent, abducens

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  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈduˌsɛnz nɚv/, /æbˈdjuˌsɛnz nɚv/, /əbˈduˌsɛnz nɚv/, /əbˈdjuˌsɛnz nɚv/

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abducens nerve (plural abducens nerves)

  1. (anatomy) A nerve that controls the lateral rectus muscle, in the eye. [19th century.][1]

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  1. ^ Christine A. Lindberg (editor), The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition (Spark Publishing, 2007 [2002], ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4), page 1