auricularis superior (muscle)
auricularis superior (muscle)[TA]
facial muscle associated with the external ear; origin, galea aponeurotica; insertion, cartilage of auricle; action, draws pinna of ear upward and backward; nerve supply, facial. Considered by some to be the posterior part of the temporoparietal muscle.
au·ric·u·la·ris su·pe·ri·or (mus·cle)(aw-rikyū-lāris sŭ-pērē-ŏr mŭsĕl) [TA]
Facial muscle associated with the external ear; considered by some to be posterior part of temporoparietal muscle.