facial muscle

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Related to facial muscle: masseter, Orbicularis oris
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Noun1.facial muscle - any of the skeletal muscles of the face
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
buccinator muscle, cheek muscle, musculus buccinator - a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth
masseter - a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing
platysma - either of two broad muscles located on either side of the neck and innervated by the facial nerve; extends from lower jaw to clavicle and is involved in moving the mouth and jaw
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
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Jotham's facial muscles were unmoved by this appeal and, his vocabulary being limited, he merely repeated: "I guess I'll go along back.
The stroke had clearly been a slight one, for she was able to articulate and to make her wishes known; and soon after the doctor's first visit she had begun to regain control of her facial muscles.
He turned, as he spoke, a peculiar look in her direction: a look of hatred; unless he has a most perverse set of facial muscles that will not, like those of other people, interpret the language of his soul.
that is the height of gallantry," said the musketeer, who was obliged to call to his aid all the strength of his facial muscles to suppress an enormous inclination to laugh.
Any one observing him would have seen a change in his complexion, in the adjustment of his facial muscles, in the vividness of his glance, which might have made them imagine that every molecule in his body had passed the message of a magic touch.
At Lucy's first evening party, young Torry fatigued his facial muscles more than usual in order that "the dark-eyed girl there in the corner" might see him in all the additional style conferred by his eyeglass; and several young ladies went home intending to have short sleeves with black lace, and to plait their hair in a broad coronet at the back of their head,--"That cousin of Miss Deane's looked so very well.
Oscar-winner Redmayne brilliantly conveys every raw emotion or flash of impish humour with his eyes or the twitch of a facial muscle.
Expression Wrinkles - These wrinkles are the result of facial muscle contractions and need to be treated differently than usual fine lines.
To determine whether the expressions are unique enough to be distinguished from others, the team analyzed each expression with a Facial Action Coding System (FACS), a standard tool in body language analysis that can identify which facial muscle groups are used to create expressions.
The result--less intense facial muscle contractions and a smoother, younger look.
It is a patented complex of oligopeptides that work biologically to retard aging of the cells, as well as mechanically, inhibiting facial muscle contraction.
Researchers also monitored heart rate, sweat gland activity and facial muscle changes of the participants as they viewed each slide.