zygomaticus minor

noun

Medical Definition of zygomaticus minor

: a slender band of muscle on each side of the face that arises from the zygomatic bone, inserts into the upper lip between the zygomaticus major and the levator labii superioris, and acts to raise the upper lip upward and laterally

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“Zygomaticus minor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/zygomaticus%20minor. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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