Definition of extraocular muscle in English:

extraocular muscle

Syllabification: ex·tra·oc·u·lar mus·cle
Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˈäkyələr ˈməsəl
 
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noun

  • Each of six small voluntary muscles controlling movement of the eyeball within the socket.
    More example sentences
    • Other symptoms include photophobia, pain with extraocular muscle movement, excessive tearing, blepharospasm, foreign body sensation, gritty feeling, blurred vision, and headache.
    • It may be absent on one side, in which case the extraocular muscle usually innervated by the abducens (the lateral rectus) is supplied by the oculomotor nerve.
    • But this isn't a simple diabetic extraocular muscle palsy.

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