masseter

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek μασητήρ (masētḗr, a chewer, a muscle of the lower jaw used in chewing), from μασᾶσθαι (masâsthai, to chew). Compare French masséter.

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masseter (plural masseters)

  1. (anatomy) The large muscle which raises the under jaw, and assists in mastication.

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