from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A surgical technique known as temporalis tendon transfer, in conjunction with intense physical thera ...


  • The addition prayers of the Mass, which were appointed by the Missal of St. Pius V to be said at almost all Masses of the Ordo temporalis (varying from one liturgical season to another), were removed from the Masses of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Compendium of the 1955 Holy Week Revisions of Pius XII: Part 2 - The Masses of Palm Sunday, Holy Tuesday and Spy Wednesday

  • Addendum and details Oxyuranus temporalis - the new taipan species

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • In the paper “A new species of taipan (Elapidae: Oxyuranus) from central Australia”, researchers P. Doughty, B. Maryan, S.C. Donnellan and M.N. Hutchinson (in Zootaxa 1422: 45-58: 2007) described Oxyuranus temporalis.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The temporalis, located in the temporal fossa of the skull, opens and closes the jaw, as does the masseter.

    Muscles Part 2

  • Those depressed areas on the frontals and zygomatic processes have apparently evolved to allow particularly large temporalis and masseter muscles, the muscles involved in closing the jaw.

    From cigar to elongated, bloated tadpole: rorquals part II

  • Moving back to the morphology of the rorqual lower jaw, a tall, well-developed coronoid process – way larger than that of any other mysticete – projects from each jaw bone and forms the attachment site for a tendinous part of the temporalis muscle, termed the frontomandibular stay.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The frontomandibular stay provides a strong mechanical linkage between the lower jaw and skull and seems primarily to amplify the mechanical advantage of the temporalis muscles.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • You should feel the main belly of your temporalis muscles bulge in and out.

    You Being Beautiful

  • • Belly of your temporalis muscle: Located in the center of your temple region.

    You Being Beautiful


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.