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Noun: vagus nerve
  1. A mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and oesophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera
    - vagus, nervus vagus, pneumogastric, pneumogastric nerve, tenth cranial nerve, wandering nerve

Derived forms: vagus nerves

Type of: cranial nerve

Encyclopedia: Vagus nerve