oculomotor


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Related to oculomotor: oculomotor nucleus, Oculomotor muscles

oc·u·lo·mo·tor

 (ŏk′yə-lō-mō′tər)
adj.
1. Of or relating to movements of the eyeball: an oculomotor muscle.
2. Of or relating to the oculomotor nerve.

[Latin oculus, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots + motor.]

oculomotor

(ˌɒkjʊləʊˈməʊtə)
adj
(Physiology) relating to or causing eye movements
[C19: from oculo- + motor]

oc•u•lo•mo•tor

(ˌɒk yə loʊˈmoʊ tər)

adj.
moving the eyeball.
[1880–85; < Latin ocul(us) eye + -o- + motor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oculomotor - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eyeoculomotor - supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
Translations

oc·u·lo·mo·tor

n. oculomotor, nervio ocular, III par;
a. oculomotor, rel. al movimiento del globo ocular.
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