abducens

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of abducens nerve, in turn from Latin nervus abdūcēns.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

abducens (plural abducentes)

  1. (anatomy) The abducens nerve: the nerve in humans and most animals that governs the motion of the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. [Early 19th century.][1]
    Synonym: sixth nerve
    • 1895, System of Surgery, volume 2, page 672:
      Although the abducens runs in a fissure along the so-often fractured petrous bone, a rupture of the nerve-trunk has never been noticed in autopsies save once

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 3

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of abdūcō (take away).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Participle[edit]

abdūcēns m, f, n (genitive abdūcentis); third declension

  1. taking away, leading away or aside; removing
  2. withdrawing
  3. robbing, ravishing
  4. seducing, charming
  5. reducing, degrading, lowering

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative abdūcēns abdūcentēs abdūcentia
Genitive abdūcentis abdūcentium
Dative abdūcentī abdūcentibus
Accusative abdūcentem abdūcēns abdūcentēs, abdūcentīs abdūcentia
Ablative abdūcente, abdūcentī1 abdūcentibus
Vocative abdūcēns abdūcentēs abdūcentia

1When used purely as an adjective.