occipitofrontalis


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oc·cip·i·to·fron·ta·lis (mus·cle)

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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.

occipitofrontalis

[oksip′itōfrəntal′is]
one of a pair of thin, broad muscles covering the top of the skull, consisting of an occipital belly and a frontal belly connected by an extensive aponeurosis. It is the muscle that draws the scalp and raises the eyebrows. Compare temporoparietalis.
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Although the deeper galea aponeurotica is also mainly membranous, it contains the occipitofrontalis muscles.