Glossopharyngeal-nerve meaning

glô'sō-fə-rĭn'jē-əl, -jəl, -făr'ən-jē'əl, glŏs'ō-
Either of the ninth pair of cranial nerves that contain both sensory and motor fibers and supply the tongue, soft palate, pharynx, and parotid gland.
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Either of the ninth pair of cranial nerves that contain both sensory and motor fibers and supply the tongue, soft palate, pharynx, and parotid gland.
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Origin of glossopharyngeal-nerve

  • Greek glōssa tongue pharyngeal
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition