What is LINGUAL NERVE?

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supplies fibres from the trigeminal nerve, which is also the fifth cranial nerve, to the anterior two thirds of the tongue - where most taste cells are found.

LINGUAL NERVE: "Connecting the fibres between the tongue and the trigeminal nerve is the lingual nerve."

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