Anterior auricular muscle
|Anterior auricular muscle|
|The muscles of the auricula|
|Auricula in context.|
|Latin||musculus auricularis anterior|
|Gray's||subject #229 1035|
The anterior auricular muscle, the smallest of the three auriculares muscles, is thin and fan-shaped, and its fibers are pale and indistinct. It arises from the lateral edge of the galea aponeurotica, and its fibers converge to be inserted into a projection on the front of the helix.
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