greater superficial petrosal nerve

greater superficial petrosal nerve
greater superficial petrosal nerve n GREATER PETROSAL NERVE

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  • vidian nerve — noun Usage: usually capitalized V : a nerve formed by the union of the greater superficial petrosal and the deep petrosal nerves and passing forward through the pterygoid canal in the sphenoid bone and joining the sphenopalatine ganglion …   Useful english dictionary

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