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Adjective: abducent  ub'd(y)oo-sunt
  1. (physiology) especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
    - abducting
Noun: abducent  ub'd(y)oo-sunt
  1. A small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
    - abducent nerve, abducens, abducens nerve, nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve

Type of: cranial nerve

Antonym: adducent

Encyclopedia: Abducent