HyperDic: glossopharyngeal_nerve

English > 1 sense of the expression glossopharyngeal nerve:
NOUNbodyglossopharyngeal nerve, nervus glossopharyngeus, ninth cranial nervesensory nerve to the pharynx and back of the tongue
English > glossopharyngeal nerve: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaningsensory nerve to the pharynx and back of the tongue; motor fibers innervate muscles that elevate the pharynx and larynx; includes parasympathetic fibers to the otic ganglion.
Synonymsnervus glossopharyngeus, ninth cranial nerve
Broadercranial nerveAny of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
Spanishnervio glosofaríngeo

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