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anterior ethmoidal nerve


Definition: a branch of the nasociliary nerve; passes through the anterior ethmoidal foramen on the superomedial wall of orbit into the cranial cavity, giving rise to anterior meningeal nerves, then passes through the cribriform plates into the nasal cavity, supplying the anterosuperior nasal mucosa.

Synonym(s): nervus ethmoidalis anteriorTA

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