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inferior root of ansa cervicalis

 

Definition: fibers from the second and third cervical nerves that pass forward and downward along the internal jugular vein; they contribute to the ansa cervicalis and innervate the infrahyoid muscles.

Synonym(s): radix inferior ansae cervicalisTA, inferior limb of ansa cervicalis, descendens cervicalis

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