Cranial nerve that branches into the supraorbital (supplying the skin of the eye region and the lateral line organs here), the palatine (to the roof of the buccal cavity), and the hyomandibular (dividing into the jugular and mental branches). [ ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
nervus facialis [vii] [ FMA:TA FMA:50868 ]

7n [ NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource BIRNLEX:827 ]

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external definition

Slender nerve composed of branchiomotor and visceral efferent fibers innervating the mouth and various muscles within the jaw. Sensory components innervate the bucccal roof and somatomotor components innervate the depressor musculature and muscle interhyoideus.[AAO]

has exact synonym

facial nerve tree
nervus facialis
face nerve
nervus facialis [vii]
seventh cranial nerve
facial VII
facial VII nerve
branchiomeric cranial nerve
facial nerve [VII]
nerve of face

has related synonym

facial nerve/root
facial nerve or its root
nervus facialis
cranial nerve VII
nerve VII

homology notes

We conclude this section by listing some of the many synapomorphies of craniates, including (...) (5) cranial nerves (...) (reference 1); Phylogenetically, the cranial nerves are thought to have evolved from dorsal and ventral nerves of a few anterior spinal nerves that became incorporated into the braincase. Dorsal and ventral nerves fuse in the trunk but not in the head, and they produce two series: dorsal cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X) and ventral cranial nerves (III, IV, VI, and XIII) (reference 2).[well established][VHOG]