elevator muscle of soft palate n.
A muscle with origin from the temporal bone and the lower part of the auditory tube, with insertion into the soft palate, with nerve supply from the pharyngeal plexus, and whose action raises the soft palate.
- Elevator muscle of thyroid gland
elevator muscle of thyroid gland n. A band of muscular fibers occasionally passing from the thyrohyoid muscle to the isthmus of the thyroid gland.
- Elevator muscle of upper lip
elevator muscle of upper lip n. A muscle with origin from the maxilla below the infraorbital foramen, with insertion to the orbicular muscle of the upper lip, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action elevates the upper lip.
- Elevator muscle of upper eyelid
elevator muscle of upper eyelid n. A muscle with origin from the sphenoid bone, with insertion into the eyelid, tarsal plate, and walls of the eye socket, with nerve supply from the oculomotor nerve, and whose action raises the upper eyelid.
noun 1. prerecorded background music played in elevators, stores, and other public places, meant to provide a bland, soothing atmosphere. noun phrase Bland, pretty music, of the sort played over speakers in elevators; ear candy, muzak (1970s+)