meaning of abducent

abducent meaning in General Dictionary

attracting out of the midline regarding the human anatomy or from an adjacent component particularly of muscles

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  • a little engine nerve providing the horizontal rectus muscle of attention
  • specifically of muscle tissue; attracting from the midline regarding the body or from an adjacent part

abducent meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1713, from Latin abducentem (nominative abducens), present participle of abducere "to guide away" (see abduction).