transverse muscle of auricle

musculus transversus auriculae.

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  • musculus transversus auriculae — [TA] musculus transversus auricularis transverse muscle of auricle: origin, cranial surface of auricle; insertion, circumference of auricle; innervation, posterior auricular; action, retracts helix …   Medical dictionary

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