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Medical Term:

lesser occipital nerve


Definition: arises from cervical plexus, conveying fibers from the ventral primary rami of the second and third cervical nerves; supplies the skin of the posterior surface of the auricle and the adjacent portion of the scalp posterior to the auricle.

Synonym(s): nervus occipitalis minorTA

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