is an umbrella term used to describe any of the muscles which are found in the face which are responsible for controlling not only functional movements such as the motion of chewing food but also producing a variety of facial expression.

FACIAL MUSCLE: "A face utilises a range of facial muscles to produce a wide range of facial expressions vital in communication between individuals."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FACIAL MUSCLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/facial-muscle/ (accessed May 10, 2021).