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eye-muscles - eye-muscles;
eye-muscles - (a) Extrinsic Eye-muscles. Those outside eyeball. The set of six muscles which move each eyeball, characteristic of all vertebrates with functional eyes. Consists of anterior (i.e. near to nose) pair of oblique muscles and four, more posterior (i.e. nearer to ears), rectus muscles. Supplied by third, fourth, and sixth cranial nerves. (See also: Oculomotor, Trochlear, Abducens Nerves.) (b) Intrinsic Eye-Muscles. Those inside eyeball. See also: Iris, Ciliary Body.

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