from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of the seventh pair of cranial nerves that control facial muscles and relay sensation from the taste buds of the front part of the tongue.

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  • n. The seventh (VII) of twelve paired cranial nerves.

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  • n. cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles


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  • Thus the illustrious physiologist M├╝ller, says,17 "The completely different expression of the features in different passions shows that, according to the kind of feeling excited, entirely different groups of the fibres of the facial nerve are acted on.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals


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