procerus muscle

[ prō-sîrəs ]


A muscle with origin from the membrane covering the bridge of the nose, with insertion into the frontal bone, with nerve supply from a branch of the facial nerve, and whose action assists the frontal bone.

Nearby words

  1. procellous,
  2. procentriole,
  3. procephalic,
  4. procercoid,
  5. procerity,
  6. process,
  7. process camera,
  8. process cinematography,
  9. process colour,
  10. process costing

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