abducens nerve /abˈdʒuːs(ə)nz ˌnəːv, abˈdjuːs(ə)nz ˌnəːv/


I. noun

[Anatomy] each of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the muscles concerned with the lateral movement of the eyeballs.
– origin early 19th cent.: abducens (modern Latin, ‘leading away’), from the Latin verb abducere.

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