abducent
abducent abducent adj. 1. 1 (physiol) drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part; -- especially of muscles {adducent}

Syn: abducting [WordNet 1.5]


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  • abducent — n. 1. 1 a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. Syn: abducent nerve, abducens, nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abducent — can refer to: * As a anatomical terms of motion, the term abducent is applied to a structure that is abducting. This term is often applied to abducting away from the median plane. * The abducent nerve …   Wikipedia

  • abducent — (adj.) 1713, from L. abducentem (nom. abducens), prp. of abducere to lead away (see ABDUCTION (Cf. abduction)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • abducent — [ab do͞o′sənt, əbdo͞o′sənt abdyo͞o′sənt, əbdyo͞osənt; əbdo͞o′sənt] adj. [L abducens, prp. of abducere, ABDUCT] Physiol. that abducts …   English World dictionary

  • abducent — 1. Abducting; drawing away, especially away from the median plane. 2. SYN: a. nerve [CN VI]. SYN: abducens. [L. abducens] * * * ab·du·cent ab d(y)üs ənt adj serving to abduct <an abducent muscle> compare ADDUCENT * * * ab·du·cent (ab dooґs …   Medical dictionary

  • abducent — /ab dooh seuhnt, dyooh /, adj. Physiol. drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting. [1705 15; < L abducent (s. of abducens). See ABDUCENS] * * * …   Universalium

  • abducent — ab•du•cent [[t]æbˈdu sənt, ˈdyu [/t]] adj. phl drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting • Etymology: 1705–15; < L abdūcent , s. of abdūcēns, prp. of abducere. See abduct …   From formal English to slang

  • abducent — /əbˈdjusənt/ (say uhb dyoohsuhnt), /æb / (say ab ) adjective Physiology drawing away (applied to muscles, etc.). {New Latin abducent , present participle of abducere draw away} …   Australian English dictionary

  • abducent — I noun a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye • Syn: ↑abducent nerve, ↑abducens, ↑abducens nerve, ↑nervus abducens, ↑sixth cranial nerve • Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • abducent — 1. adjective Drawing away; pulling aside. 2. noun That which abducts; an abducens …   Wiktionary

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