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parotid plexus of facial nerve

 

Definition: the diverging branches of the facial nerve passing through the substance of the parotid gland, connected by numerous looped anastomoses.

Synonym(s): plexus intraparotideus nervi facialisTA, intraparotid plexus of facial nerve, pes anserinus1

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