geniculum of facial nerve


geniculum of facial nerve
geniculum nervi facialis [TA] the part of the facial nerve at the lateral end of the internal acoustic meatus, where the fibers turn sharply posteroinferiorly, and where the geniculate ganglion is found; called also external genu of facial nerve.

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