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modiolus


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Subcutaneous muscular structure around the mouth held together by fibrous tissue, which is the meeting point of muscles involved in the movement of the mouth and facial expression. It is contributed to by the orbicularis oris, buccinator, levator anguli oris, depressor anguli oris, zygomaticus major, zygomaticus minor, and risorius muscles.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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