trochlear

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troch·le·ar

 (trŏk′lē-ər)
adj.
1. Of, resembling, or situated near a trochlea.
2. Of or relating to the trochlear nerve.
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troch•le•ar

(ˈtrɒk li ər)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or connected with a trochlea.
2. (of a body part or function) pulleylike.
3. (of a plant part) circular and contracted in the middle so as to resemble a pulley.
n.
4. Also, troch′lear nerve`. either one of the fourth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers that innervate certain eye muscles.
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Noun1.trochlear - either of the two cranial nerves on either side that control the superior oblique muscles of the eyestrochlear - either of the two cranial nerves on either side that control the superior oblique muscles of the eyes
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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