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ab·du·cens

 (ăb-do͞o′sənz, -dyo͞o′-)
n. pl. ab·du·cen·tes (ăb′do͞o-sĕn′tēz′, -dyo͞o-)
Either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves that convey motor impulses to the rectus muscle on the lateral side of each eye.

[From Latin abdūcēns, present participle of abdūcere, to take away; see abduct.]
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Noun1.abducens - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eyeabducens - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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