Pathetic nerve
Pathetic Pa*thet"ic, a. [L. patheticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, to suffer: cf. F. path['e]tique. See {Pathos}.] 1. Expressing or showing anger; passionate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of pathos; as, a pathetic song or story. ``Pathetic action.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

No theory of the passions can teach a man to be pathetic. --E. Porter. [1913 Webster]

{Pathetic muscle} (Anat.), the superior oblique muscle of the eye.

{Pathetic nerve} (Anat.), the fourth cranial, or trochlear, nerve, which supplies the superior oblique, or pathetic, muscle of the eye.

{The pathetic}, a style or manner adapted to arouse the tender emotions. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pathetic — Pa*thet ic, a. [L. patheticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, to suffer: cf. F. path[ e]tique. See {Pathos}.] 1. Expressing or showing anger; passionate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of pathos; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pathetic muscle — Pathetic Pa*thet ic, a. [L. patheticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, to suffer: cf. F. path[ e]tique. See {Pathos}.] 1. Expressing or showing anger; passionate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

  • pathetic — 1. Denoting the fourth cranial nerve (p. nerve), the trochlear nerve. 2. Denoting that which arouses sorrow or pity. [G. pathetikos, relating to the feelings] …   Medical dictionary

  • The pathetic — Pathetic Pa*thet ic, a. [L. patheticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, to suffer: cf. F. path[ e]tique. See {Pathos}.] 1. Expressing or showing anger; passionate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trochlear nerve — Nerve: Trochlear nerve Path of the Trochlear nerve …   Wikipedia

  • Trochlear nerve — Trochlear Troch le*ar, n. [L. trochlea block or pulley.] (Anat.) Shaped like, or resembling, a pulley; pertaining to, or connected with, a trochlea; as, a trochlear articular surface; the trochlear muscle of the eye. [1913 Webster] {Trochlear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sympathetic nerve — Sympathetic Sym pa*thet ic, a. [See {Sympathy}, and cf. {Pathetic}.] 1. Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing. [1913 Webster] Far wiser he, whose sympathetic mind Exults in all the good of all mankind. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Produced by, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trochlear — Troch le*ar, n. [L. trochlea block or pulley.] (Anat.) Shaped like, or resembling, a pulley; pertaining to, or connected with, a trochlea; as, a trochlear articular surface; the trochlear muscle of the eye. [1913 Webster] {Trochlear nerve}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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