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. But the alarm had been great; and proportionately great was the indignation when it was gathered from Mrs.
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." In fact, poor Maggie, with all her inward consciousness of a painful past and her presentiment of a troublous future, was on the way to become an object of some envy,--a topic of discussion in the newly established billiard-room, and between fair friends who had no secrets from each other on the subject of trimmings.
The contraction of his facial muscles had been involuntary, a mere surface stir, leaving him sullenly attentive as before.
Blunt's facial muscles. Very slight; but I, staring at the narrator after the manner of all simple souls, noticed it; the twitch of a pain which surely must have been mental.
Figure 3 shows a block diagram of the proposed system, which consists of four main parts, including optical sensing devices, signal acquisition, signals pattern recognition of facial muscle, and application interface.
Researchers also monitored heart rate, sweat gland activity and facial muscle changes of the participants as they viewed each slide.
Plus, facial muscle spasms and tension headaches can result from clenching back teeth (grinders squeeze their back teeth 14 times harder than non-grinders).
Should they take the road to becoming heart cells or become facial muscle or blood cells instead?