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auricularis posterior (muscle)


Definition: facial muscle of external ear; origin, mastoid process; insertion, posterior portion of root of auricle; action, draws back the pinna; nerve supply, facial.

Synonym(s): musculus auricularis posteriorTA, musculus retrahens aurem, musculus retrahens auriculam, posterior auricular (muscle)

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