genu of facial nerve

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ge·nu of fa·cial nerve

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]


pl. genua [L.] the knee.

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