auricular ligaments

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ligaments of auricle

the three ligaments that attach the auricle to the side of the head: anterior ligament of auricle (ligamentum auriculare anterius), which extends from the root of the zygomatic process to the spine of the helix; posterior ligament of auricle (ligamentum auriculare posterius), which extends from the mastoid process to the conchal eminence; and superior ligament of auricle (ligamentum auriculare superius), which extends from the superior margin of the osseous external acoustic meatus to the spine of the helix.
Synonym(s): ligamenta auricularia, ligamentum auriculare anterius, ligamentum auriculare posterius, ligamentum auriculare superius [TA], auricular ligaments, Valsalva ligaments
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auricular ligaments

The anterior, posterior, and superior auricular ligaments uniting the external ear to the temporal bone.
See also: ligament
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lig·a·ments of au·ri·cle

(ligă-mĕnts awri-kĕl) [TA]
Three ligaments that attach auricle to side of the head.
Synonym(s): auricular ligaments.
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