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  • n. A paralysis of cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paralysis of the facial nerve, producing distortion of one side of the face.
  • n. paralysis of the facial nerve, producing distortion of one side of the face; -- so called from Sir Charles Bell, an English surgeon who described it.

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