superior auricularmedical dictionary

<anatomy, muscle> 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.

Synonyms: musculus auricularis superior, attollens aurem, attollens auriculam, musculus attollens aurem, musculus attollens auriculam.

(05 Mar 2000)