Definition of Facial muscle

1. Noun. Any of the skeletal muscles of the face.

Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
Specialized synonyms: Buccinator Muscle, Cheek Muscle, Musculus Buccinator, Masseter, Platysma
Group relationships: Face, Human Face

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Facial Muscle

facial eminence
facial expression
facial expressions
facial feature
facial features
facial gesture
facial hair
facial hemiatrophy
facial hemiatrophy of Romberg
facial hemiplegia
facial hillock
facial index
facial injuries
facial lymph nodes
facial motor nucleus
facial muscle (current term)
facial muscles
facial myokymia
facial nerve
facial nerves
facial neuralgia
facial nucleus
facial pain
facial palsy
facial paralysis
facial plane
facial plexus
facial profile
facial profiling
facial recognition

Literary usage of Facial muscle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Dissections by Richard Manning Hodges (1858)
"... the origin of several facial muscle*, it should be dissected up so as to expose them. The LEVATOR LABII SUPERIORIS, ALAEQUE NASI occupies the depression ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1874)
"... that is to say, that each passion seems to have at its command a facial muscle which contracts so soon as the soul is moved by this passion. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1874)
"... that is to say, that each passion seems to have at its command a facial muscle which contracts so soon as the soul is moved by this passion. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Luther Holden (1878)
"... passes into the parotid gland and is distributed to the facial muscle«, its branches running towards the temple, the eye, the cheek, and the jaw. ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"This nerve, after emerging from the stylo-mastoid foramen, passes into the parotid gland and is distributed to the facial muscle?, it> branches running ..."

6. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1919)
"... of volitional or emotional control of the paralyzed facial muscle, a fact he attributes to the operative methods of anastomosis hitherto practiced. ..."

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