branchiomotor nuclei

[brăng′ē-ō-mōtər]

pl.n.

Motoneuronal nuclei of the brainstem that develop from the branchiomotor column of the embryo and innervate striated muscle fibers developed from the mesenchyme of the branchial arches.

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