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Medical Term:

branchiomeric muscles

 

Definition: muscles associated with the pharyngeal arches; provide a large portion of the musculature for the face and neck; the myoblasts for these muscles originate from paroxial mesoderm, whereas the neural crest provides their connective tissue.

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