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Anatomy and Zoology. Designating the abducens nerve; of or relating to this nerve.
Anatomy and Zoology. Originally: †an abductor muscle, especially the lateral rectus muscle of the eye (obsolete). In later use: the abducens nerve.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin abducent-, abducens, specific uses of classical Latin abdūcent-, abdūcēns, present participle of abdūcere abduct.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.