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communicating branch of chorda tympani with lingual nerve


Definition: terminal branch of chorda tympani joining the lingual nerve in the infratemporal fossa; conveys sensory fibers for taste from anterior two thirds of tongue and presynaptic parasympathetic fibers destined for submandibular ganglion for innervation of submandibular and sublingual salivary glands.

Synonym(s): ramus communicans cum chorda tympani1TA, communicating branch of chorda tympani to lingual nerve, ramus communicans nervi lingualis cum chorda tympani

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