Each of the ninth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the tongue and pharynx.
More example sentences
- The hypoglossal and glossopharyngeal nerves innervate pharyngeal dilator muscles.
- Innervated by the glossopharyngeal nerve, it is poorly encapsulated.
- With stimulation of the hypoglossal and glossopharyngeal nerves, there were greater increases in the lateral than in the anteroposterior diameter in all three regions.
Definition of glossopharyngeal nerve in:
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