fifth cranial nerve


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fifth cranial nerve the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication
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In literature:

The tongue is supplied with sensory fibers by branches from the fifth and eighth pairs of cranial nerves.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
State the origin and the distribution of the fifth, seventh, ninth, and tenth cranial nerves in the dog-fish.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
This is a branch of the great cranial nerve, called the "fifth pair," which ramifies in all parts of the face.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison