Definition of phrenic nerve in English:

phrenic nerve


Anatomy Zoology
  • The motor nerve serving each half of the diaphragm, which arises from the cervical plexus and also supplies sensory fibres to various mediastinal structures and to the serous surfaces of the diaphragm.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Salmon (1644–1713), medical empiric and author.