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facial nerve

noun

Definition of FACIAL NERVE

:  either of the seventh pair of cranial nerves that supply motor fibers especially to the muscles of the face and jaw and sensory and parasympathetic fibers to the tongue, palate, and fauces

First Known Use of FACIAL NERVE

circa 1818

facial nerve

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FACIAL NERVE

:  either of the seventh pair of cranial nerves that supply motor fibers especially to the muscles of the face and jaw and sensory and parasympathetic fibers to the tongue, palate, and fauces—called also seventh cranial nerve, seventh nerve

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