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auricularis anterior (muscle)


Definition: facial muscle of external ear; origin, epicranial aponeurosis, insertion, cartilage of auricle; action, draws pinna of ear upward and forward; nerve supply, facial. Considered by some to be the anterior part of the temporoparietalis muscle.

Synonym(s): anterior auricular muscle, musculus attrahens aurem, musculus attrahens auriculam, musculus auricularis anterior, zygomaticoauricularis

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