Definition of Musculus temporalis

1. Noun. Muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws.




Medical Definition of Musculus temporalis

1. Origin, temporal fossa; insertion, coronoid process of mandible and anterior border of ramus; action elevates mandible (closes jaw); its posterior, nearly horizontally-oriented fibres are the primary retractors of the protruded mandible. Nerve supply, deep temporal branches of mandibular division of trigeminal. Synonym: musculus temporalis, temporal muscle. Origin: L. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Temporalis

musculus stylolaryngeus
musculus stylopharyngeus
musculus subclavius
musculus subcostalis
musculus subcutaneus colli
musculus subscapularis
musculus supinator
musculus supinator longus
musculus supinator radii brevis
musculus supraclavicularis
musculus supraspinalis
musculus supraspinatus
musculus suspensorius duodeni
musculus tarsalis inferior
musculus tarsalis superior
musculus temporalis (current term)
musculus temporoparietalis
musculus tensor fasciae femoris
musculus tensor fasciae latae
musculus tensor palati
musculus tensor tarsi
musculus tensor tympani
musculus tensor veli palatini
musculus teres major
musculus teres minor
musculus tetragonus
musculus thyroarytenoideus
musculus thyroarytenoideus externus
musculus thyroarytenoideus internus
musculus thyroepiglotticus

Literary usage of Musculus temporalis

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1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"To display the temporal muscle, and at the same time musculus temporalis.—The temporal muscle is fan-shaped. It arises from the whole extent of the temporal ..."

2. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"Temporal Muscle (musculus temporalis).—The temporal muscle is fan-shaped. It arises from the entire extent of the temporal fossa by an origin reaching ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1908)
"Temporal Muscle (musculus temporalis).—The temporal muscle is fan-shaped. It arises from the entire extent of the temporal fossa by an origin reaching ..."

4. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"musculus temporalis.—The temporal muscle is fan-shaped. It arises from the whole extent of the temporal fossa, from the lower temporal line to the ..."

5. Artistic anatomy of the human figure by Henry Warren (1852)
"The temporal muscle, musculus temporalis, arises from the parietal and frontal bones, and, passing under the zygomatic arch, is inserted by a strong tendon ..."

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