The chorda tympani are nerves of special sensation given off the facial nerve (VII) inside the skull. They exit via the pterygopalatine fossa rather than the stylomastoid foramen to supply taste to the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. Jump to: navigation, search A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of nerve fibers or axons, which includes the glia that ensheath the axons in myelin. ... The facial nerve is seventh of twelve paired cranial nerves. ... Jump to: navigation, search A hippopotamuss skull A skull, or cranium, is a bony structure of Craniates which serves as the general framework for a head. ... Jump to: navigation, search Taste is one of the most common and fundamental of the senses of animals. ... Many animals have longer and more flexible tongues than humans. ...
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