transverse muscle of chin

n.

Inconstant fibers of the depressor muscle of the angle of the mouth that continue into the neck and cross to the opposite side below the chin.

Nearby words

  1. transverse lie,
  2. transverse ligament of elbow,
  3. transverse ligament of knee,
  4. transverse ligament of perineum,
  5. transverse muscle of abdomen,
  6. transverse muscle of nape,
  7. transverse muscle of tongue,
  8. transverse nerve of neck,
  9. transverse plane,
  10. transverse presentation


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