Definition of abducent in English:

abducent

adjective

Zoology Anatomy
  • Anatomy and Zoology. Designating the abducens nerve; of or relating to this nerve.

noun

obsolete Zoology Anatomy
  • Anatomy and Zoology. Originally: †an abductor muscle, especially the lateral rectus muscle of the eye (obsolete). In later use: the abducens nerve.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation:

abducent

/əbˈdʒuːsnt//əbˈdjuːsnt/