• WordNet 3.6
    • n trigeminal the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Trigeminal (Anat) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the fifth pair of cranial nerves, which divide on each side of the head into three main branches distributed to the orbits, jaws, and parts of the mouth; trifacial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • trigeminal In anatomy and zoöl, triple, triune, or threefold: specifically noting the trifacial or fifth cranial nerve (which see, under trifacial). Also trigeminous.
    • trigeminal Of or pertaining to the trigeminal nerve: as, a trigeminal foramen.
    • n trigeminal The trigeminal nerve; the trigeminus. See trifacial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Trigeminal trī-jem′i-nal triple, threefold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Trigeminous


In literature:

There is severe pain referred to the distribution of the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The anterior margin of the origin is at the point where the mandibular ramus of the trigeminal nerve enters the mandible.
"Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves" by Robert L. Merz
Chorda tympani V^1, V^2, V^3, First, second and third divisions of the trigeminal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
This period is above all things fruitful in trigeminal neuralgias, especially migraine.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie

In news:

If you have not covered this subject, please tell your readers about trigeminal neurology.
FDA Approved, Non-Invasive Laser Is A Success in Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain Treatment.
It's called trigeminal neuralgia and it happens to almost 2 million people each year in the US Now, there's a surgery that can eliminate the pain and get these people back to living normal lives.
A 35-year-old woman presented with bilateral cavernous sinus masses and symptoms of trigeminal neuropathy.
You may be able to avoid sneezing by pressing your finger anywhere against your eyebrow as you tweeze, which, according to Dr Boxrud, can short-circuit the wiring of the trigeminal nerve.