from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See vagus nerve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. one of the tenth pair of cranial nerves which are distributed to the pharynx, esophagus, larynx, lungs, heart, stomach, liver, and spleen, and, in fishes and many amphibia, to the branchial apparatus and also to the sides of the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera
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