facial canal

noun

Medical Definition of facial canal

: a passage in the petrous part of the temporal bone that extends from the internal auditory canal to the stylomastoid foramen and transmits various branches of the facial nerve

called also aqueduct of Fallopius, fallopian aqueduct, fallopian canal

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“Facial canal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/facial%20canal. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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