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abducent (adj.)

"drawing away, pulling aside," 1713, from Latin abducentem (nominative abducens), present participle of abducere "to lead away," from ab "off, away from" (see ab-) + ducere "to lead" (from PIE root *deuk- "to lead").

Origin and meaning of abducent

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Definitions of abducent
1
abducent (n.)
a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye;
Synonyms: abducent nerve / abducens / abducens nerve / nervus abducens / sixth cranial nerve
2
abducent (adj.)
especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part;
Synonyms: abducting
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