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Noun: tenth cranial 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, vagus nerve, nervus vagus, pneumogastric, pneumogastric nerve, wandering nerve

Derived forms: tenth cranial nerves

Type of: cranial nerve

Encyclopedia: Tenth cranial nerve