from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of the ninth pair of cranial nerves that contain both sensory and motor fibers and supply the tongue, soft palate, pharynx, and parotid gland.
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- noun sensory nerve to the pharynx and back of the tongue; motor fibers innervate muscles that elevate the pharynx and larynx; includes parasympathetic fibers to the otic ganglion
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek glōssa, tongue + pharyngeal.]
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