Designating the abducens nerve; of or relating to this nerve.
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.