Definition of trigeminus in English:


Line breaks: tri|gem¦inus
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈdʒɛmɪnəs

noun (plural trigemini /-nʌɪ/)

  • Each of the trigeminal nerves.
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    • 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.


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

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