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muscle layer in fatty layer of subcutaneous tissue


Definition: layer of smooth or striated muscle embedded within the fatty subcutaneous tissue for contraction or to produce movement of the skin, e.g., facial muscles within subcutaneous tissue of face and neck, dartos muscle within the dartos fascia of scrotum.

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