Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Muscle of mastication. The masseter originates from the lower border of the zygomatic arch and inserts into the mandibular angle and mandibular ramus. Its action is to elevate the mandible. This muscle is particularly large and well developed in the genus Paranthropus.

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