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zygomaticus major (muscle)

 

Definition: facial muscle of anterior cheek extending to upper lip; origin, zygomatic bone anterior to temporozygomatic suture; insertion, muscles at angle of mouth; action, draws upper lip upward and laterally; nerve supply, facial.

Synonym(s): musculus zygomaticus majorTA, greater zygomatic muscle, musculus zygomaticus

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