abducent

Definitions of abducent
1

adj especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part

Synonyms:
abducting
Antonyms:
adducent, adducting, adductive
especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part

n a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

Synonyms:
abducens, abducens nerve, abducent nerve, nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve
Type of:
cranial nerve
any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem

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