Description

Origin: Anterior ofzygomatic

Insertion: Modiolus ofmouth

Artery: Facial artery

Nerve: Buccal branch of the facial nerve

Action: Draws angle of mouth upward and laterally

Description:
The Zygomaticus (Zygomaticus major) arises from the zygomatic bone, in front of the zygomaticotemporal suture, and descending obliquely with a medial inclination, is inserted into the angle of the mouth, where it blends with the fibers of the Caninus, Orbicularis oris, and Triangularis.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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