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Medical Term:

risorius (muscle)


Definition: facial muscle of mouth; origin, from platysma and fascia of masseter; insertion, orbicularis oris and skin at corner of mouth; action, draws angle of mouth laterally, lenghthening rima oris; nerve supply, facial.

Synonym(s): musculus risoriusTA, Albinus muscle1, Santorini muscle

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