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auricular branch of posterior auricular artery


Definition: arterial branch that arises in the groove between the auricular cartilage and the mastoid process, ascends deep to the posteror auricular muscle, and ramifies on the cranial and part of the lateral aspect of the auricle.

Synonym(s): ramus auricularis arteriae auricularis posteriorisTA

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