facial nerve

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nounAnatomy.
  1. either one of the seventh pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that control muscles of the face except those used in chewing.

Origin of facial nerve

1
First recorded in 1810–20

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British Dictionary definitions for facial nerve

facial nerve

noun
  1. the seventh cranial nerve, supplying the muscles controlling facial expression, glands of the palate and nose, and the taste buds in the anterior two-thirds of the tongue

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