occipitofrontalis muscle

(redirected from musculus occipitofrontalis)

oc·cip·i·to·fron·ta·lis mus·cle

(ok-sip'i-tō-fron-tā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
A part of musculus epicranius; 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.
Synonym(s): musculus occipitofrontalis [TA] , occipitofrontal muscle.
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