Auricular muscle



auricular muscle

auricular muscle n.

A muscle with origin in the galea, with insertion to the auricular cartilage, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws the pinna of the ear upward and forward; anterior auricular muscle.

A muscle with origin in the mastoid process, with insertion to the root of the auricle, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws back the pinna; posterior auricular muscle.

A muscle with origin in the galea, with insertion to the auricular cartilage, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws the pinna of the ear upward and backward; superior auricular muscle.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Auricular point

    auricular point auricular point n. A craniometric point usually located at the center of the opening of the external acoustic meatus. Historical Examples Auriculo-frontal radius: from the tragus or from the auricular point to the ophryon. Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

  • Auricular therapy

    noun See auriculotherapy



  • Auricular tubercle

    auricular tubercle auricular tubercle n. See Darwinian tubercle.

  • Auricularia

    the bilaterally symmetrical, ciliated larva of a holothurian. Historical Examples The presence of two rings instead of one distinguishes the Bipinnaria from the auricularia. The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour With a few exceptions the auricularia type of larva is common to the Holothuria. The Works of Francis […]



Disclaimer: Auricular muscle definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.