auricular muscle

auricular muscle

n.
1. A muscle with origin in the galea, with insertion to the auricular cartilage, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws the pinna of the ear upward and forward; anterior auricular muscle.
2. A muscle with origin in the mastoid process, with insertion to the root of the auricle, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws back the pinna; posterior auricular muscle.
3. A muscle with origin in the galea, with insertion to the auricular cartilage, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws the pinna of the ear upward and backward; superior auricular muscle.
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the temporal branch that supplies the lateral intrinsic muscle of the auricle, the anterior and superior auricular muscles, the frontalis, the orbicularis oculi, and the corrugator