Definition of trigeminus in English:

trigeminus

Syllabification: tri·gem·i·nus
Pronunciation: /trīˈjemənəs
 
/

noun (plural trigemini /-ˌnī/)

Anatomy
  • The trigeminal nerve.
    More example sentences
    • The nerves we are going to examine are the overorbital and infraorbital ramifications of the trigeminus.
    • The anatomic path of travel from the nasal mucous membrane to the genitals is through the fifth cranial nerve, or trigeminus which is supremely the ganglionic cranial nerve.
    • To address this question we investigated the development of the N. trigeminus in the Japanese quail.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin, literally 'three born at the same birth', extended to mean 'threefold'.

More definitions of trigeminus

Definition of trigeminus in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea