facial muscle n.
Any of the numerous muscles supplied by the facial nerve and that attach to and move the skin. Also called muscle of facial expression.
noun, Anatomy. 1. either one of the seventh pair of cranial nerves composed of motor fibers that control muscles of the face except those used in chewing. noun 1. the seventh cranial nerve, supplying the muscles controlling facial expression, glands of the palate and nose, and the taste buds in the anterior two-thirds of the […]
noun, Pathology. 1. . [tik doo-luh-roo; French teek doo-loo-rœ] /ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; French tik du luˈrœ/ noun, Pathology. 1. paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face. /ˈtɪk ˌduːləˈruː/ noun 1. a condition of momentary stabbing pain along the trigeminal nerve Also called trigeminal neuralgia n. […]
- Facial palsy
facial palsy n. Unilateral paralysis of the facial muscles supplied by the facial nerve. Also called Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis, facioplegia, prosopoplegia.
- Facial profiling
noun the practice of photographing or scanning a human face to allow future identification based on unique facial characteristics Examples They are hoping facial profiling can be used for identifying criminals.