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Medical Term:

geniculate ganglion


a ganglion of the intermediate nerve fibers conveyed by the facial nerve, located within the facial canal at the genu of the canal; contains the sensory neurons innervating the taste buds on the anterior two thirds of the tongue and a small area on the external ear.

Synonym(s): ganglion geniculiTA, ganglion geniculatum, ganglion of facial nerve, ganglion of intermediate nerve, ganglion of nervus intermedius, intumescentia ganglioformis

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