genu of facial nerve

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ge·nu of fa·cial nerve

[TA]
the curve that the fibers of the root of the facial nerve describe around the abducens nucleus in the pontine tegmentum; the internal genu of the facial nerve.
Synonym(s): genu nervi facialis [TA]

genu

pl. genua [L.] the knee.

genu extrorsum
bowleg.
genu of facial nerve
the bend in the facial nerve at the lateral end of the internal acoustic meatus.
genu introrsum
knock-knee.
genu recurvatum
hyperextensibility of the knee joint.
genu valgum
knock-knee.
genu varum
bowleg.