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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing.

Usage examples (24)
  • One of the most powerful of them, the 'masseter', rises from the superior maxillary bone, and spreads over its whole extent: therefore, that bone is developed, while the...
  • And I still cook fish head-on and eat the masseter cheek as well as the regular part of the fish.
  • 'As you can see, I've already finished the large masseter muscles of the jaw and the muscles of the neck.
  • The temporalis, located in the temporal fossa of the skull, opens and closes the jaw, as does the masseter. for more
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