temporalis


temporalis
SYN: t. (muscle). [L.]

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tem·po·ral·is .tem-pə-'rā-.ləs n a large muscle in the temporal fossa that serves to raise the lower jaw and is composed of fibers that arise from the surface of the temporal fossa and converge to an aponeurosis which contracts into a thick flat tendon inserted into the coronoid process of the mandible called also temporalis muscle, temporal muscle

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n.
a fan-shaped muscle situated at the side of the head, extending from the temporal fossa to the mandible. This muscle lifts the lower jaw, thus closing the mouth.

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tem·po·ra·lis (tem-pə-raґlis) [L.] pertaining to the lateral region of the head, superior to the zygomatic arch.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • temporalis — Véase músculo temporal. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Temporalis — Musculus temporalis Ursprung Fossa temporalis (Schläfe) Ansatz Processus coronoideus des Unterkieferknochens …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • temporalis — noun muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws • Syn: ↑temporalis muscle, ↑temporal muscle, ↑musculus temporalis • Hypernyms: ↑skeletal muscle, ↑striated muscle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Temporalis — Tempora̱lis w; , ...les: übliche Kurzbez. für ↑Arteria temporalis …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Temporalis — Tem|po|ra|lis 〈f.; , ra|les〉 Schläfenschlagader [<lat. tempus, Pl. tempora „Schläfe“] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Temporalis — Tem|po|ra|lis 〈f.; Gen.: , Pl.: ra|les; Anat.〉 Schlagader der Schläfe [Etym.: <lat. tempus, Pl. tempora »Schläfe«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • temporalis — [ˌtɛmpə reɪlɪs] noun Anatomy a fan shaped muscle which runs from the side of the skull to the back of the lower jaw. Origin C17: from late L …   English new terms dictionary

  • temporalis — tem·po·ral·is …   English syllables

  • temporalis — n. a fan shaped muscle situated at the side of the head, extending from the temporal fossa to the mandible. This muscle lifts the lower jaw, thus closing the mouth …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • temporalis — /tempareylas/ In the civil law, temporary; limited to a certain time …   Black's law dictionary


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