Joe Muscolino

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The masseter, a muscle of mastication, on the right side of the body. The masseter has two layers: superficial and deep. The temporalis has been ghosted in with less density.

The Masseter is a muscle of mastication that moves the mandible at the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). The primary muscles of mastication are:


The Masseter has two parts: Superficial Layer and Deep Layer.



  • Zygomatic bone and the zygomatic arch of the temporal bone to the mandible.
    • The mandibular attachment is onto the angle, ramus, and coronoid process of the mandible.





  1. The masseter and medial pterygoid form a sling that supports the mandible.
  2. The masseter is often stated to be the strongest muscle in the human body.