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Definition of 'abducent'


  1. a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye
       Synonyms: abducent nerve abducens abducens nerve nervus abducens sixth cranial nerve


  1. especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
       Synonyms: abducting
       Antonyms: adducent adductive adducting

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