(Science: anatomy, nerve) a sensory branch of the mandibular nerve, which is part of the trigeminal (5th cranial) nerve. The lingual nerve carries general afferent fibres from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, the floor of the mouth, and the mandibular gingivae.
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... a article. * major reference ( in human nervous system (anatomy): Vagus nerve (CN X or 10) ) The vagus nerve has the most extensive distribution ... supply ) ...two-thirds of the tongue is supplied by one nerve (the lingual nerve), the back of the tongue by another (the glossopharyngeal nerve), ...
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