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facio- +‎ muscular

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faciomuscular (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy, very rare) Relating to the muscles of the face.
    • 1987 December, “Aesthetic considerations in the reconstruction of the anophthalmic orbit”, in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, volume 11, number 1, page 229:
      Then a temporalis faciomuscular flap is used over the bone grafts to contour them and produce the needed cushion effect to accept the prosthesis, so all bone chip edges are softened []
    • 2019 January 16, Victoria Heywood-Smith, “Facing the truth: are there hemifacial differences in the communication of trustworthiness?”, in Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition:
      For example, electromyographic measurement of faciomuscular contraction whilst participants view images of happy and angry faces demonstrates greater muscular activity in the left than right hemiface.

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