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Other Terms: Musculus masseter, Muscle masséter
Superficial part; Deep part
Latin muscle parts
Pars superficialis; Pars profunda
Branchial arch muscle – first arch (Masticatory muscle)
The English name for this muscle is the chewer muscle. This is an ancient term that can be traced back to Hippocrates. It comes from the Greek masasthai meaning to chew.
Maxillary process of zygomatic bone and inferior margin and medial surface of the zygomatic arch
Angle, ramus, and lateral surface of the coronoid process of the mandible
Elevates the mandible
Mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (Cranial nerve V)
Muscular branches from the facial artery, masseteric branches of the transverse facial artery, and masseteric branch of the second part of the maxillary artery.