Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the masseter: as, a masseteric vessel or nerve; the masseteric fascia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the masseter.

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  • adjective anatomy Of or pertaining to the masseter

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Examples

  • From this the following curious formula has been deduced: If a kilogram of dog produces eight kilograms of masseteric force, a kilogram of crocodile could produce twelve.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • The nerves of the temporomandibular joint are derived from the auriculotemporal and masseteric branches of the mandibular nerve, the arteries from the superficial temporal branch of the external carotid.

    III. Syndesmology. 5d. Articulation of the Mandible

  • Its branches are the masseteric, deep temporal, buccinator, and external pterygoid.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve

  • The mandibular notch, separating the two processes, is a deep semilunar depression, and is crossed by the masseteric vessels and nerve.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 8. The Mandible (Lower Jaw)

  • The posterior branch, of small size, is placed at the back of the temporal fossa, and sometimes arises in common with the masseteric nerve.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve

  • Thus it receives the sphenopalatine, the middle meningeal, the deep temporal, the pterygoid, masseteric, buccinator, alveolar, and some palatine veins, and a branch which communicates with the ophthalmic vein through the inferior orbital fissure.

    VII. The Veins. 3b. The Veins of the Head and Neck

  • It supplies the muscle, and anastomoses with the masseteric branches of the external maxillary and with the transverse facial artery.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 2. The External Carotid Artery

  • It is also joined by the superior and inferior palpebral, the superior and inferior labial, the buccinator and the masseteric veins.

    VII. The Veins. 3b. The Veins of the Head and Neck

  • The Masseteric Nerve (n. massetericus) passes lateralward, above the Pterygoideus externus, in front of the temporomandibular articulation, and behind the tendon of the Temporalis; it crosses the mandibular notch with the masseteric artery, to the deep surface of the Masseter, in which it ramifies nearly as far as its anterior border.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve

  • From this the following curious formula has been deduced: If a kilogram of dog produces eight kilograms of masseteric force, a kilogram of crocodile could produce twelve.

    Robur the Conqueror

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