geniculate ganglion

n.

A ganglion of the intermediate nerve located within the facial canal and containing sensory neurons that innervate taste buds on the front two-thirds of the tongue.

Nearby words

  1. genic,
  2. genicular,
  3. genicular vein,
  4. geniculate,
  5. geniculate body,
  6. geniculate neuralgia,
  7. geniculately,
  8. geniculation,
  9. geniculum,
  10. genie


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