ansa cervicalis

noun

ansa cer·​vi·​ca·​lis -ˌsər-və-ˈkal-əs How to pronounce ansa cervicalis (audio) -ˈkā-ləs How to pronounce ansa cervicalis (audio)
: a nerve loop from the upper cervical nerves that accompanies the hypoglossal nerve and innervates the infrahyoid muscles

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“Ansa cervicalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ansa%20cervicalis. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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