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Medical Term:

temporal fascia


Definition: the fascia covering the temporal muscle; it is composed of two layers, lamina superficialis and lamina profunda; both attach above to the superior temporal line but diverge inferiorly to attach to the lateral and medial surfaces of the zygomatic arch.

Synonym(s): fascia temporalisTA, temporal aponeurosis

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