Geniculate ganglion

Type:Term

Definitions
1. a ganglion of the intermediate nerve fibers conveyed by the facial nerve, located within the facial canal at the genu of the canal; contains the sensory neurons innervating the taste buds on the anterior two thirds of the tongue and a small area on the external ear.

Synonyms
ganglion geniculi , ganglion geniculatum , ganglion of facial nerve , ganglion of intermediate nerve , ganglion of nervus intermedius , intumescentia ganglioformis

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