wandering nerve

wandering nerve
noun
a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera
Derivationally related forms: ↑pneumogastric (for: ↑pneumogastric), ↑vagal (for: ↑vagus)
Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve

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wandering nerve noun
The vagus, the tenth cranial nerve
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Main Entry:wander

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