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vagus nerve

noun va·gus nerve \ˈvā-gəs-\

Definition of VAGUS NERVE

:  either of the 10th pair of cranial nerves that arise from the medulla and supply chiefly the viscera especially with autonomic sensory and motor fibers —called also vagus
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Origin of VAGUS NERVE

New Latin vagus nervus, literally, wandering nerve
First Known Use: 1856
Medical Dictionary

vagus nerve

noun

Medical Definition of VAGUS NERVE

:  either of the tenth pair of cranial nerves that arise from the medulla and supply chiefly the viscera especially with autonomic sensory and motor fibers—called also pneumogastric nerve, tenth cranial nerve, vagus

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