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Definition: 'Geniculate Ganglion'

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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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