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pterygoid nerve

 

Definition: one of two motor branches, the nerves to the lateral and medial pterygoid muscles, from the mandibular nerve, supplying muscles with fibers of the motor root of the trigeminal nerve.

Synonym(s): nervus pterygoideus

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