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hiatus for lesser petrosal nerve

 

Definition: the small opening in the petrous bone lateral to the hiatus for greater petrosal nerve that gives passage to the lesser petrosal nerve.

Synonym(s): hiatus canalis nervi petrosi minorisTA, Arnold canal, canalis nervi petrosi superficialis minoris

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