trigeminal nerve (try-jem-in-ăl) n. the fifth and largest cranial nerve (V), which is split into the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular nerves. The motor fibres are responsible for controlling the muscles involved in chewing, while the sensory fibres relay information from the front of the head and from the meninges.
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