WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
mas•se•ter  (ma sētər),USA pronunciation n. [Anat.]
  1. Anatomya short, thick, masticatory muscle, the action of which assists in closing the jaws by raising the mandible or lower jaw.
mas•se•ter•ic  (mas′i terik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Greek massēté̄r, variant of masēté̄r chewer, masseter, equivalent. to masē-, variant stem of masâsthai to chew + -tēr agentive suffix
  • Neo-Latin
  • 1660–70;

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