[ UK /mˈæsɛtɐ/ ]
  1. a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing
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  • The skull has an broad, tilted zygomatic plate that serves as the attachment point for the lateral branch of the masseter muscle.
  • Other episodes have been attributed to anatomic abnormalities, including a patulous Stensen's duct masseter muscle hypertrophy and buccinator muscle weakness.
  • A case has been reported of displacement of the parotid gland on one side, with the entire gland being located on the masseter muscle.
  • And I still cook fish head-on and eat the masseter cheek as well as the regular part of the fish. Guest Post: Us and Them » Sociological Images
  • The strong masseter muscles become activated, which can lead to increased tooth wear, fracture of the teeth and in severe cases joint and facial pain syndromes. Patricia Yarberry Allen: Dental Health and Menopause
  • This enables the masseter muscle to develop increased force during chewing. You Being Beautiful
  • Enormous temporal fossae for very strong jaw muscles, formed by just one of the reptilian jaw muscles, which has now become the mammalian masseter.
  • Conclusion: Vertical distance occlusion contact may affect the EMG activity of temporalis-anterior muscle but not on that of masseter muscle during the central biting.
  • Forceful jaw closure is a function of these muscles; the masseter that runs from the cheek bone to the angle of the jaw can easily be felt bulging and hardening when the teeth are clenched.
  • Jaw closing is the result of the action of the jaw elevators, i.e., masseter, temporalis and medial pterygoid muscles.
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