oculomotor nerve

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oculomotor nerve

n.
Either of the third pair of cranial nerves, which originate in the midbrain and control most of the muscles that move the eyeballs.

oculomotor nerve

n
(Anatomy) the third cranial nerve, which supplies most of the eye muscles

oculomo′tor nerve`


n.
either one of the third pair of cranial nerves, which innervate most of the muscles of the eyeball.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.oculomotor nerve - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eyeoculomotor nerve - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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