masseteric nerve


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to masseteric nerve: lingual nerve, auriculotemporal nerve, buccal nerve, deep temporal nerve

mas·se·ter·ic nerve

[TA]
a muscular branch of the mandibular nerve [CN V3] passing through the mandibular notch to the medial surface of the masseter muscle that it supplies and the temporomandibular joint.
Synonym(s): nervus massetericus [TA]

masseteric nerve

a branch of the anterior trunk of the mandibular nerve that penetrates and supplies the masseter muscle.

mas·se·ter·ic nerve

(mas'ĕ-ter'ik nĕrv) [TA]
A muscular branch of the mandibular nerve passing through the mandibular notch to the medial surface of the masseter muscle; which it supplies, and the temporomandibular joint.
Synonym(s): nervus massetericus [TA] .

masseteric nerve

A motor branch of the mandibular nerve (CN V3) that innervates the masseter muscle and the temporomandibular joint.
See also: nerve