abducent

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abducent

(æbˈdjuːsənt)
adj
(Physiology) (of a muscle) abducting
[C18: from Latin abdūcent-, abdūcens leading away, from abdūcere, from ab- away + dūcere to lead, carry]

ab•du•cent

(æbˈdu sənt, -ˈdyu-)

adj.
drawing away, as by the action of a muscle; abducting.
[1705–15; < Latin abdūcent-, s. of abdūcēns, present participle of abducere. See abduct]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abducent - a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eyeabducent - 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
Adj.1.abducent - especially of musclesabducent - especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
adducent, adducting, adductive - especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part
Translations

abducent

[æbˈdjuːsənt] ADJabductor

ab·du·cent

a. abducente; abductor.