abducens nerve

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From New Latin nervus abdūcēns (nerve leading away).

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abducens nerve (plural abducens nerves)

  1. (neuroanatomy) Each of the sixth pair of cranial nerves that are the motor nerves supplying the lateral rectus in the eye. [19th century.][1]
    Coordinate terms: olfactory nerve, optic nerve, oculomotor nerve, trochlear nerve, trigeminal nerve, facial nerve, vestibulocochlear nerve, glossopharyngeal nerve, vagus nerve, accessory nerve, hypoglossal nerve
    Synonym: sixth nerve

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  1. ^ Christine A. Lindberg, editor (2002), “abducens nerve”, in The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, →ISBN, page 1.