dilatator tubae muscle

di·la·ta·tor tu·bae mus·cle

(dī'lā-tā-tŏr tū'bē mŭs'ĕl)
That portion of the musculus tensor veli palatini that attaches to the mucous membrane of the auditory tube; formerly described as a separate muscle.
Synonym(s): musculus dilatator tubae [TA] .