Definitions for abducentæbˈdu sənt, -ˈdyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•du•centæbˈdu sənt, -ˈdyu-(adj.)

  1. drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of abducent:

1705–15; < L abdūcent-, s. of abdūcēns, prp. of abducere. See abduct

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abducent, abducent nerve, abducens, abducens nerve, nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve(adj)

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

  2. abducent, abducting(adj)

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


  1. abducent(Noun)

    That which abducts; an abducens.

  2. abducent(Adjective)

    Drawing away from the median axis of the body, as a muscle; abducting

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1713.


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