Abducens nerve



either one of the sixth pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that innervate the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.
Historical Examples

Both are supplied by the abducens nerve, together with the rectus externus muscle.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various

noun
either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the lateral rectus muscle of the eye

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