Medical Dictionary

auricularis


auricularis

noun au·ric·u·lar·is \-ˌrik-yə-ˈlar-əs, -ˈlär-\
plural au·ric·u·lar·es \-ˌēz\

Definition of AURICULARIS

:  any of three muscles attached to the cartilage of the external ear that assist in moving the scalp and in some individuals the external ear itself and that consist of one that is anterior, one superior, and one posterior in position—called also auricularis anterior, auricularis superior, auricularis posterior

Illustration of AURICULARIS

March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears