Posterior auricular muscle

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Posterior auricular muscle
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The muscles of the auricula
Auricula in context.
Latin musculus auricularis posterior
Gray's subject #229 1035
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The posterior auricular muscle consists of two or three fleshy fasciculi, which arise from the mastoid portion of the temporal bone by short aponeurotic fibers. They are inserted into the lower part of the cranial surface of the concha.

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