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glossopharyngeal nerve

Line breaks: glosso|pha¦ryn¦geal nerve
Pronunciation: /ˌɡlɒsə(ʊ)fəˈrɪn(d)ʒɪəl
 
, -ˌfar(ə)nˈdʒiːəl/

Definition of glossopharyngeal nerve in English:

noun

Anatomy
Each of the ninth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the tongue and pharynx.
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.

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