auriculotemporal nerve

noun

au·​ric·​u·​lo·​tem·​po·​ral nerve -ˌtem-p(ə-)rəl- How to pronounce auriculotemporal nerve (audio)
: the branch of the mandibular nerve that supplies sensory fibers to the skin of the external ear and temporal region and autonomic fibers from the otic ganglion to the parotid gland

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“Auriculotemporal nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/auriculotemporal%20nerve. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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