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mas·se·ter

 (mə-sē′tər, mă-)
n.
A thick muscle in the cheek that closes the jaws during chewing.

[New Latin massētēr, from Greek masētēr, massētēr, from masāsthai, to chew.]

mas′se·ter′ic (măs′ĭ-tĕr′ĭk) adj.

masseter

(mæˈsiːtə)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy a muscle of the cheek used in moving the jaw, esp in chewing
[C17: from New Latin from Greek masētēr one who chews, from masāsthai to chew]
masseteric adj

mas•se•ter

(məˈsi tər)

n.
a short thick masticatory muscle, assisting in closing the jaws by raising the mandible or lower jaw.
[1660–70; < New Latin < Greek massḗtēr, variant of masētḗr chewer, masseter < masē-, variant s. of masâsthai to chew]
mas•se•ter•ic (ˌmæs ɪˈtɛr ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masseter - a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewingmasseter - a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing
facial muscle - any of the skeletal muscles of the face
Translations

mas·se·ter

n. músculo masetero, músculo principal de la masticación.
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I developed nighttime teeth-grinding in my mid-20s and it worked out my masseters over time.
One of the most common areas to get toxin injected is in the masseter. East Asian people tend to have bigger masseters than Caucasian people, plus the beauty standard is to make the jaw a little narrower.
Site/Morphology Live cysticercus Calcified cysticercus N % N % Masseters and Pterygoids 3,397 74.70 364 56.35 Heart 835 18.36 202 31.28 Diaphragm 94 2.06 16 2.47 Tongue 72 1.58 21 3.25 Foreleg (forelimb, anterior, 58 1.27 18 2.78 front quarter, forequarter) muscles Esophagus 47 1.04 12 1.86 Hind leg (hindlimb, posterior, 34 0.75 11 1.70 rear quarter, hindquarter) muscles Liver 11 0.24 2 0.31 Total 4,548 100 646 100 [X.sup.2] for independence=92.25 (p<0.00001).
For the evaluation and diagnosis of cysticercosis during the post mortem inspection at the slaughterhouse/ meat inspection plant, inspection agents from the Municipal Inspection Service - SIM working in slaughter inspection performed palpation and visual examination of the heads, viscera and carcasses of the animals as well as incisions of lymph nodes, masseter muscles, pterygoid muscles, tongue, heart, muscular portion and pillars of the diaphragm, esophagus, and muscles from the front quarter and hindquarter of the carcasses.
Subsequently, the electrodes were fixed in the right and left masseters. The fixation of electrodes obeyed the bipolar configuration (with a 1.5-centimeter distance) in the region of the muscular belly of the masseters, longitudinally to the muscular fibers.
DMD affects muscles at different stages of the advancement of the disease like the weakening of the masseters that occurs earlier than labial muscles.11
(26) Botulinum toxin A was injected into the masseters and/or the submental is complex.
The cheeks, masseters, and tongue when measured in the lateral aspect exhibited the predicted pattern of higher stiffness measures during contraction, whereas the tongue when measured from the superior surface did not.
Where [M.sub.D] and [M.sub.I] correspond to the sEMG amplitude of the left and right masseters respectively.
The differences between the Minimum and Maximum values for EMG 1 (frontalis) and EMG 2 (masseters) for the first silence and music conditions (S1 & M1) as well as the second silence and music conditions (S2 & M2) are presented in Table 1.
[8.] Caria PH, Bigaton DR, de Oliveira AS, Berzin F Fatigue analysis in the masseters and temporalis muscles in patients with temporomandibular disorder during short period of mastication.
Other facial sites for neuromodulators include the masseter muscles.