from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of masseter.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word masseters.


  • In bilateral fractures the central loose segment is driven downwards and backwards towards the hyoid bone by the force causing the fracture, and is held in this position by the muscles attached to the chin, while both lateral fragments are tilted outwards and forwards by the masseters and temporals.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • At Louisa's first appointment with Dr Khanna in May, he explained that the main jaw muscles can be overworked and in Louisa's case it had produced visibly bulky, enlarged lower jaw muscles (masseters) and upper jaw muscles (temporalis).

    Home | Mail Online


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.