Relating to the fifth cranial or trigeminus nerve. SYN: trigeminus. [L. trigeminus, threefold]

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tri·gem·i·nal trī-'jem-ən-əl adj of or relating to the trigeminal nerve

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tri·gem·i·nal (tri-jemґĭ-nəl) [tri- + L. geminus twin] 1. triple. 2. pertaining to the fifth cranial nerve (nervus trigeminus [TA]). 3. pertaining to trigeminy.

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  • trigeminal — 1830, from L. trigeminus “born in threes;” see TRI (Cf. tri ) + GEMINATE (Cf. geminate) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • trigeminal — tri•gem•i•nal [[t]traɪˈdʒɛm ə nl[/t]] adj. anat. of or pertaining to the trigeminal nerve • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL trigemin(us) (L: triple =tri tri +geminus twin, double) + al I …   From formal English to slang

  • trigeminal — /traɪˈdʒɛmənəl/ (say truy jemuhnuhl) adjective 1. denoting or relating to either of a pair of double rooted cranial nerves, each dividing into three main branches to supply the face, etc. –noun 2. a trigeminal nerve. {Latin trigeminus threefold + …  

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