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TEMPORALIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does temporalis mean? 

TEMPORALIS (noun)
  The noun TEMPORALIS has 1 sense:

1. muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws

  Familiarity information: TEMPORALIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TEMPORALIS (noun)


Sense 1temporalis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Muscle extending from the temporal fossa to the coronoid process of the mandible; acts to raise the mandible and close the jaws

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

musculus temporalis; temporal muscle; temporalis; temporalis muscle

Hypernyms ("temporalis" is a kind of...):

skeletal muscle; striated muscle (a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes)


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