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trigeminal nerve

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of the fifth pair of cranial nerves, having sensory and motor functions in the face, teeth, mouth, and nasal cavity. Also called trigeminus.

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  • n. The nerve responsible for sensation and motor function in the face and mouth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication

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