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levator anguli oris (muscle)


Definition: facial muscle of upper lip; origin, canine fossa of maxilla; insertion, orbicularis oris and skin at angle of mouth; action, raises angle of mouth; nerve supply, facial.

Synonym(s): musculus levator anguli orisTA, musculus caninus, musculus triangularis labii superioris

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