Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of masseter
Meaning of masseter by Wiktionary Dictionary

masseter


    Etymology

    New Latin, from Ancient Greek μασητήρ ( “a chewer, a muscle of the lower jaw used in chewing” ), from μασᾶσθαι ( “to chew” ). Compare French masséter .

    Noun

    masseter ( plural: masseters )

    1. ( anatomy ) The large muscle which raises the under jaw, and assists in mastication .

    Derived terms

    External links

    • masseter in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • masseter in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • masseter at OneLook Dictionary Search


Explanation of masseter by Wordnet Dictionary

masseter


    Noun
    1. a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing



    Definition of masseter by GCIDE Dictionary

    masseter


    1. Masseter n. [NL., fr. Gr. a chewer, a muscle of the lower jaw used in chewing, from to chew: cf. F. masséter.] ( Anat. ) The large muscle which raises the under jaw, and assists in mastication.