auricularis superior (muscle)

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auricularis superior (muscle)

[TA]
facial muscle associated with the external ear; origin, galea aponeurotica; insertion, cartilage of auricle; action, draws pinna of ear upward and backward; nerve supply, facial. Considered by some to be the posterior part of the temporoparietal muscle.

au·ric·u·la·ris su·pe·ri·or (mus·cle)

(aw-rikyū-lāris sŭ-pērē-ŏr mŭsĕl) [TA]
Facial muscle associated with the external ear; considered by some to be posterior part of temporoparietal muscle.