ninth cranial nerve
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|Noun||1.||ninth cranial nerve - 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|
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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