from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of the 11th pair of cranial nerves, which convey motor impulses to the pharynx and muscles of the upper thorax, back, and shoulders.
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- noun medicine, physiology The 11th
cranial nervesof higher vertebrates, controlling the pharynx, and the musclesof the upper chest and shoulders.
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- noun arises from two sets of roots (cranial and spinal) that unite to form the nerve
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