auricularis anterior

auricularis anterior

one of three extrinsic muscles of the ear. It functions to move the auricula forward and upward. Some people can voluntarily contract the auricularis anterior to move the ears. Compare auricularis posterior, auricularis superior.
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Auricularis anterior, auricularis posterior, and auricularis superior
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3) During the ninth week (50 to 60 mm), the auricularis anterior, the corrugator supercilii, the occipital and mandibular platysma, and the levator labii superioris appear.