branchiomeric muscles

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bran·chi·o·mer·ic mus·cles

muscles associated with the pharyngeal arches; provide a large portion of the musculature for the face and neck; the myoblasts for these muscles originate from paroxial mesoderm, whereas the neural crest provides their connective tissue.

bran·chi·o·mer·ic mus·cles

(brangkē-ō-merik mŭsĕlz)
Muscles associated with the pharyngeal arches; provide large portion of the musculature for face and neck.