The Sphenomandibularis is a muscle attaching to the sphenoid bone and the mandible. It is a muscle of mastication. Unlike most of the muscles of the human body, which had been categorized several centuries ago, Sphenomandibularis was discovered in the mid-1990s at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. The findings were published in 1996. Sphenomandibularis is considered by many sources to be a portion of the temporalis, rather than a distinct muscle.
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- Sphenomandibularis Muscle figure