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auricularis

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noun au·ric·u·lar·is \ȯ-ˌrik-yə-ˈlar-əs, -ˈlär-\

Medical Definition of auricularis

plural auriculares \-ˌēz\play

  1. :  any of three muscles attaching the cartilage of the external ear to the skull:a or auricularis anterior :  one that arises from the galea aponeurotica, inserts into the helix, and acts to protract the external earb or auricularis superior :  one that arises from the galea aponeurotica, inserts into the cranial surface of the pinna, and acts to elevate the external earc or auricularis posterior :  one that arises from the mastoid process, inserts into the cranial surface of the concha, and acts to retract the external ear



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