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masticator space

 

Definition: a space subtended by the superficial layer of the deep cervical fascia that splits into lateral and medial slings at the inferior border of the mandible to enclose the masseter muscle, part of the temporalis muscle, and the medial and lateral pterygoid muscles before attaching to the zygomatic arch and base of the skull.

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