Definition of Temporalis

1. Noun. Muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws.




Medical Definition of Temporalis

1. Origin, temporal fossa; insertion, coronoid process of mandible and anterior border of ramus; action elevates mandible (closes jaw); its posterior, nearly horizontally-oriented fibres are the primary retractors of the protruded mandible. Nerve supply, deep temporal branches of mandibular division of trigeminal. Synonym: musculus temporalis, temporal muscle. Origin: L. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Temporalis

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temporal venules of retina
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Literary usage of Temporalis

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1. Investigations representing the departments by University of Chicago, E.F. Young, John Dewey (1903)
"The sulcus temporalis transversus secundus is marked only in its posterior part. The sulcus temporalis transversus primus is a very shallow groove ..."

2. Investigations Representing the Departments; Zoölogy, Anatomy, Physiology by University of Chicago (1903)
"The sulcus temporalis transversus secundus is marked only in its posterior part. The sulcus temporalis transversus primus is a very shallow groove ..."

3. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"Arteria temporalis Anterior. .6. temporalis Posterior. CONCLUSION. It would surely be wrong to conclude the description of a system of arteries so important ..."

4. The Cerebral Convolutions of Man: Represented According to Original by Alexander Ecker (1873)
"In its course forward it separates the gyrus hippocampi and the gyrus occipito-temporalis medialis (T6\ which lie on its median side, from the gyrus ..."

5. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1859)
"... temporalis, Cuv. # Vol. vp 341. D. £. Af L. lat. 47. L. transv. 6/I7. The snout is as long as the diameter of the eye ..."

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