facial nerve

noun
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

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

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1798

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facial nerve

noun

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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