Glossopharyngeal Nerve Definition

glôsō-fə-rĭnjē-əl, -jəl, -fărən-jēəl, glŏsō-
noun
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.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
  • ninth cranial nerve
  • nervus glossopharyngeus
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Origin of Glossopharyngeal Nerve

  • Greek glōssa tongue pharyngeal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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