auricularis

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

Medical Definition of auricularis 

: 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 ear

b or auricularis superior : one that arises from the galea aponeurotica, inserts into the cranial surface of the pinna, and acts to elevate the external ear

c 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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