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Medical Term:

cochleopalpebral reflex


a form of the wink reflex in which there is a contraction, sometimes very slight, of the orbicularis palpebrarum muscle to an intense sound.

Synonym(s): acousticopalpebral reflex, auropalpebral reflex, cochleo-orbicular reflex

See Also: startle reflex

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