noun. the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication.
- cranial nerve
- nervus trigeminus
- trigeminal nerve
- fifth cranial nerve
- geminal (English)
- tri- (English)
Example sentences of the word trigeminal
People with trigeminal neuralgia describe their pain as an excruciating shock-like or burning sensation on one side of the lower face, cheek or jaw or around the eye 2.