ninth cranial nerve

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ninth cranial nerve n.
See glossopharyngeal nerve.

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ninth cranial nerve

noun
sensory nerve to the pharynx and back of the tongue; motor fibers innervate muscles that elevate the pharynx and larynx; includes parasympathetic fibers to the otic ganglion [syn: glossopharyngeal nerve
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