Medical Definition of Facial canal

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 Facial Canal

facetting
facety
faceup
faceward
facework
faceworker
faceworkers
facia
faciae
facial angle
facial axis
facial bones
facial canal (current term)
facial cleft
facial colliculus
facial cream
facial creams
facial diplegia
facial eczema
facial eminence
facial expression
facial expressions
facial feature
facial features
facial gesture
facial hair
facial hemiatrophy

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