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sublingual nerve

n.

A branch of the lingual nerve supplying parasympathetic fibers to the sublingual gland and sensory fibers to the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth.

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Nearby words

sublingual artery, sublingual caruncle, sublingual cyst, sublingual duct, sublingual gland, sublingual nerve, sublingual pit, sublingual vein, subliterate, subliterature, sublittoral
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