Masseter - Musculus masseter

Anatomical hierarchy

General terms > Myology > Muscles of head > Masseter

Anatomical children



Origin: Ventral border of the rostral half of the zygomatic arch.

Insertion: Ventrolateral surface of the mandible and ventral margin of the masseteric fossa of the mandible.

Action: Raises the mandible in closing the mouth.

Nerve: Trigeminus.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


Download vet-Anatomy

Mobile and tablet users, you can download on Appstore or GooglePlay.

vet-Anatomy on Appstore vet-Anatomy on Googleplay