nervus terminalis

noun

nervus ter·​mi·​na·​lis -ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-ləs How to pronounce nervus terminalis (audio)
plural nervi terminales -(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce nervus terminalis (audio)
: a group of ganglionated nerve fibers that arise in the cerebral hemisphere near where the nerve tract leading from the olfactory bulb joins the temporal lobe and that pass anteriorly along this tract and the olfactory bulb through the cribriform plate to the nasal mucosa

called also terminal nerve

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“Nervus terminalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nervus%20terminalis. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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