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Meaning of masseter

mas•se•ter

Pronunciation: (ma-sē'tur), [key]
— n. Anat.
  1. a short, thick, masticatory muscle, the action of which assists in closing the jaws by raising the mandible or lower jaw.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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