mandibular nerve

noun

: the one of the three major branches or divisions of the trigeminal nerve that supplies sensory fibers to the lower jaw, the floor of the mouth, the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, and the lower teeth and supplies motor fibers to the muscles of mastication

called also inferior maxillary nerve, mandibular

compare maxillary nerve, ophthalmic nerve

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“Mandibular nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mandibular%20nerve. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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