either one of the seventh pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that control muscles of the face except those used in chewing.
the seventh cranial nerve, supplying the muscles controlling facial expression, glands of the palate and nose, and the taste buds in the anterior two-thirds of the tongue
facial nerve n.
Either of a pair of nerves that originate in the pons, traverse the facial canal of the temporal bone, and pass through the parotid gland, reach the facial muscles through various branches, control facial muscles, and relay sensation from the taste buds of the front part of the tongue. Also called seventh cranial nerve.
noun, Pathology. 1. . [tik doo-luh-roo; French teek doo-loo-rœ] /ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; French tik du luˈrœ/ noun, Pathology. 1. paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face. /ˈtɪk ˌduːləˈruː/ noun 1. a condition of momentary stabbing pain along the trigeminal nerve Also called trigeminal neuralgia n. […]
- Facial palsy
facial palsy n. Unilateral paralysis of the facial muscles supplied by the facial nerve. Also called Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis, facioplegia, prosopoplegia.
- Facial profiling
noun the practice of photographing or scanning a human face to allow future identification based on unique facial characteristics Examples They are hoping facial profiling can be used for identifying criminals.
- Facial recognition
noun See face recognition