Medical Definition of Canalis nervi facialis

1. The bony passage in the temporal bone through which the facial nerve passes; the facial canal commences at the internal auditory meatus with the horizontal part which passes at first anteriorly (medial crus of facial canal) then turns posteriorly at the geniculum of the facial canal to pass medial to the tympanic cavity (lateral crus of facial canal); finally, it turns downward (descending part of facial canal) to reach the stylomastoid foramen. Synonym: canalis nervi facialis, aqueductus fallopii, fallopian aqueduct, fallopian canal. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canalis Nervi Facialis

canalis carpi
canalis centralis medullae spinalis
canalis condylaris
canalis femoralis
canalis gastrici
canalis gastricus
canalis hyaloideus
canalis hypoglossalis
canalis incisivus
canalis infraorbitalis
canalis mandibulae
canalis musculotubarius
canalis nasolacrimalis
canalis nervi facialis (current term)
canalis nervi petrosi superficialis minoris
canalis nutricius
canalis obturatorius
canalis opticus
canalis palatinus major
canalis pterygoideus
canalis pudendalis
canalis pyloricus
canalis radicis dentis
canalis reuniens
canalis sacralis
canalis spiralis cochleae
canalis spiralis modioli

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