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occipitofrontalis (muscle)

 

Definition: compound facial muscle, part of epicranius muscle; the occipital belly (occipitalis muscle) arises from the occipital bone and inserts into the galea aponeurotica; the frontal belly (frontalis muscle) arises from the galea and inserts into the skin of the eyebrow and nose; action, to move the scalp; nerve supply, facial.

Synonym(s): musculus occipitofrontalisTA, occipitofrontal muscle

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