Definition of Temporalis 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.
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Muscle, Striated Muscle
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Literary usage of Temporalis muscle
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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"281) is smooth and convex; it affords attachment to the temporalis muscle, and forms part of the temporal fossa; on its hinder part is a vertical groove for ..."
2. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"137) is smooth and convex; it affords attachment to the temporalis muscle ... of the temporal fascia, and limits the origin of the temporalis muscle. ..."
3. A Light in the Midst of Darkness by Erik Loebl (2007)
"Hemostat- Used to control hemorrhage in neurosurgery. Ventrally- To be situated close to the belly or otherwise called the abdomen. temporalis muscle- The ..."