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noun Anatomy.
either one of the seventh pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that control muscles of the face except those used in chewing.
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Origin of facial nerve

First recorded in 1810–20
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facial nerve

noun
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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