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facial colliculus

 

Definition: prominent portion of the medial eminence, just rostral to the medullary striae in the rhomboidal fossa; it is formed by the internal genu of the facial nerve and the abducens nucleus around which the facial fibers curve.

Synonym(s): colliculus facialisTA, abducens eminence, eminentia abducentis, eminentia facialis, facial eminence, facial hillock

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