- of or relating to the trigeminal nerve.
- Also called trigeminal nerve. either one of the fifth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers that innervate the muscles of mastication, and of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the head and face to the brain.
Origin of trigeminal
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The father is neurasthenic, and the grandfather has trigeminal neuralgia.Tics and Their Treatment
The anterior margin of the origin is at the point where the mandibular ramus of the trigeminal nerve enters the mandible.Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves
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The facial and acoustic nerves and the maxillary and mandibular divisions of the trigeminal are frequently implicated.
There is severe pain referred to the distribution of the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve.
Foramina by which the optic, trigeminal and abortio dura, and abducens nerves leave the skull.
- anatomy of or relating to the trigeminal nerve
C19: from Latin trigeminus triplet, from tri- + geminus twin
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Word Origin and History for trigeminal
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- Of or relating to the trigeminal nerves.
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