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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscles_of_mastication ]

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curator note
  • we use this specifically for a jaw muscle that is innervates by the mandibular nerve.
definition
  • 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).
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Gray781.png
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 exact synonym
  • muscle of mastication
has related synonym
  • musculi masticatorii
  • jaw muscle
id
  • UBERON:0003681