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1. trigeminal

noun. the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication.

Synonyms

  • cranial nerve
  • nervus trigeminus
  • trigeminal nerve
  • fifth cranial nerve

Etymology

  • geminal (English)
  • tri- (English)

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Example sentences of the word trigeminal


1. Adjective
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.

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