On this page:
Definition of the noun abducent
What does abducent mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
Alternative definition of the noun abducent
- That which abducts; an abducens.
Definition of the adjective abducent
What does abducent mean as an attribute of a noun?
- especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
Alternative definition of the adjective abducent
- Drawing away; pulling aside.
Specialised definition of the adjective abducent
Glossary of sports
used for describing a muscle that brings parts of the body away from each other or moves them away from the central line of the body or a limb (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
- antonym: adducent
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abducent
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
SYN abducent nerve [CN VI]. [L. abducens] ab-du-cent nerve [CN VI] (ab-du'sént nérv) A small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye; its origin is in the dorsal part of the tegmentum of the pons just below the surface of the ...
by R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas
Abducent nerve (CN VI) The abducent nerve can be absent unilaterally or bilaterally with branches of CN III supplying the lateral rectus. It can innervate the superior rectus in addition to communicating with a branch of CN III (Phillips et al.
A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst
SIXTH PAIR; ABDUCENT NERVES.—This nerve being small, and lodged in a roove upon the upper portion of the petrous part of the temporal bone, 1S '. to be torn across in fractures implicating this part of the base of the skull. Paralysis of this ...
Clinical Neurosemiology by A.J. Larner
Abducent Nerve Palsy Abducent (VI) nerve palsy causes a selective weakness of the lateral rectus muscle resulting in impaired abduction of the eye, manifest ...
abducens nerve See abducent nerve.
Midline Medical Dictionary (2002)
by P. S. Rawat
Abducent Abdominogenital. Relating to the abdomen and the genitals. sa's( HHaft; GAv HaT (HHHiñf HH-61 Abdominopelvic. Pertaining to the abdomen and the pelvis. SaGnförsät, Saw Tal infüRET GIST=#| Abdominoperineal. Pertaining to ...
Black's Medical Dictionary (2009)
by Harvey Marcovitch
Abducent. Nerve. This isthe sixth nerverising from the brainand controls the external rectus muscle of the EYE, which turns the eye outwards. It is particularly liable to be paralysed in diseases of the nervous system, thus leading to an inward ...
by Robert Hooper
oculorum, pathetici ot trochleatores, tri- gemini or divifi, abducent, auditory or acoustic, par vagum and lingual. Heister has drawn up the uses of these nerves in the two following verses ...
Acomplete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning; , to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar. The 2. Ed. Corr. and Enlarged (1789)
- ABDUCENT, åb-dů'-fềnt. a. Mufcles abducent ferve to ...
for the use of schools, foreigners, &c. on the plan of Mr. Sheridan by Stephen Jones, Thomas Sheridan
ABDUCENT, (ab-du'-fent.) a. mufcles abducent ferve to open or pull back divers parts of the body. ABDUCTION, (ab-duk'-mun.) /. tin aft of drawing apart, or withdrawing one part from another. ABDUCTOR, (ab-duk'-tAr.) s. amufcle which draws ...
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)
Mixed sciences, vol. 5
This little ganglion is placed on the outer side of the optic nerve, between it and the abducent muscle ; it receives filaments of communication from the nasal nerve and inferior oblique branch of the third, and gives off, in common with the former ...
by Thomas Sheridan
ABDUCENT, ib-du'- fent. a. Muscles abducent serve to open or pull back divers parts of the body. ABDUC- ABDUCTION, Ab-d&k'-sliun. s. The act of drawing apart, or withdrawing.
Abducent, ab- dil'sent, a. Muscles abducent serve to open or pull back divers parts of the body.
One Main Object of which Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation, to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar by Thomas Sheridan
ABDUCENT, ab-dn'-sent. a. Muscles abducent serve to open or pull back divers parts of the bodv. ABDUCTION, ib-duk'-fhun. s. ; The act of drawing apart, or withdrawing one part from another. ABDUCTOR, ab-duk'-tor. s. The muscles, which ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for abducent
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Video language resources about abducent
Click on an item to play that video:
Scrabble value of A1B3D2U1C3E1N1T1
The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Share this page
Go to the thesaurus of abducent to find many related words and phrases!