In humans: Muscles arising in the zygomatic arch that close the jaw. Their nerve supply is masseteric from the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. (From Stedman, 25th ed) [ MESH:A02.633.567.600 ]

Synonyms: muscle of mastication

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Term information



curator notes

we use this specifically for a jaw muscle that is innervates by the mandibular nerve.

depicted by

development notes

originate from the somitomeres. These muscles develop late and are not complete even at birth. Tongue muscles develop before masticatory muscles and complete by birth

has related synonym

jaw muscle

musculi masticatorii