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cutaneous muscle


Definition: a muscle that lies in the subcutaneous tissue and attaches to the skin; it may or may not have a bony attachment. The muscles of expression are the chief examples of cutaneous muscles in the human.

Synonym(s): musculus cutaneusTA

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