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FISSURA PETROTYMPANICA

A fissure between the tympanic and petrous portions of the temporal bone; it transmits the chorda tympani nerve through a little patent portion, the anterior canaliculus of the chorda tympani. Synonym: fissura petrotympanica, glaserian fissure.
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