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Medical Term:

trigeminal ganglion


Definition: the large flattened sensory ganglion of the trigeminal nerve lying adjacent to the cavernous sinus along the medial part of the middle cranial fossa in the trigeminal cave (cavity) of the dura mater.

Synonym(s): ganglion trigeminaleTA, gasserian ganglion, semilunar ganglion

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