masseter definition

  • noun:
    • A thick muscle tissue in cheek that closes the jaws during chewing.
    • The large muscle tissue which raises the under-jaw, and helps in mastication.
    • the big muscle tissue which increases the under-jaw, and assists in mastication.
    • In anatomy, among major muscles of mastication, the action of which right and forcibly closes the lips.
    • a sizable muscle mass that increases the lower jaw and is utilized in chewing

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