Definition of Temporal muscle

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 Temporal muscle

1. A masticatory muscle whose action is closing the jaws; its posterior portion retracts the mandible. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Temporal Muscle

temporal cortex
temporal dispersion
temporal distributive
temporal fascia
temporal fossa
temporal gyrus
temporal horn
temporal hour
temporal hours
temporal line
temporal lobe
temporal lobe epilepsy
temporal lobes
temporal logic
temporal logics
temporal muscle (current term)
temporal order
temporal plane
temporal pole
temporal pole of cerebrum
temporal process
temporal property
temporal region of head
temporal relation
temporal ridge
temporal role
temporal sensing
temporal squama
temporal surface
temporal vein

Literary usage of Temporal muscle

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It occasionally gives a branch to the temporal muscle, and a filament to the articulation of the jaw. The deep temporal branches, two in number, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"In order to expose the temporal muscle, remove the temporal fascia, ... The Temporal muscle, the zygoma and Masseter having been removed. ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The coronoid process and the temporal muscle must be thrown well upwards, and the muscular ... At that point it lies under cover of the temporal muscle. ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"They send their principal divisions to the temporal muscle. ... Maxillaire, temporal muscle. TEMPORO-MAX'ILLARY,T««>ro-«««7. la'ris. ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The temporal fascia is a dense white shining aponeurosis, -which ?ers the temporal muscle above the zygoma, and gives attachment to ne of its fibres of ..."

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