Masseter Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion


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What is the main action of the masseter muscle?

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1. Where is the origin of the masseter muscle?

2. Where does the superficial portion of the masseter muscle insert or attach?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Where on the face is the masseter muscle located? What does it do? These are just a couple of the facts you will need to know when you use this quiz and worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When it comes to this quiz, you will need to do the following:

  • Explain the main duty of the masseter muscle
  • Tell where this muscle originates
  • Identify where the superficial and deep portions of the masseter muscle attach
  • Select the word that means 'to chew' and comes from the word 'masseter'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the main function of the masseter muscle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding from where this muscle originates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to tell where parts of the masseter muscle attach

Additional Learning

Further develop your understanding of this facial muscle by using the lesson titled Masseter Muscle: Action, Origin & Insertion. Details you will learn include:

  • Where you can put your fingers to feel the masseter muscle
  • The masseter muscle's role in the action of chewing
  • Another term for the cheek bone