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Medical Term:

digastric branch of facial nerve


branch of the facial nerve, arising as the nerve exits the facial canal, proximal to the parotid plexus, innervating the posterior belly of the digastric muscle.

Synonym(s): ramus digastricus nervi facialisTA

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