tympanic nerve

noun

Medical Definition of tympanic nerve

: a branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve arising from the petrosal ganglion and entering the middle ear where it takes part in forming the tympanic plexus

called also Jacobson's nerve

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“Tympanic nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tympanic%20nerve. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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