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Nerve: Zygomatic branches of the facial nerve
Gray788
Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. (Labeled at center bottom, fifth from bottom, as "Malar".)
The nerves of the scalp, face, and side of neck. (Zygomatic labeled at center, near cheek.)
Latin rami zygomatici nervi facialis
Gray's subject #202 905
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The Zygomatic branches of the facial nerve (malar branches) run across the zygomatic bone to the lateral angle of the orbit, where they supply the Orbicularis oculi, and join with filaments from the lacrimal nerve and the zygomaticofacial branch of the maxillary nerve.

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