inferior tarsal muscle


A poorly developed smooth muscle in the lower eyelid that acts to widen the palpebral fissure.

Nearby words

  1. inferior rectal vein,
  2. inferior rectus muscle,
  3. inferior retinaculum of extensor muscles,
  4. inferior sagittal sinus,
  5. inferior salivary nucleus,
  6. inferior temporal line,
  7. inferior temporal sulcus,
  8. inferior thalamic peduncle,
  9. inferior thalamostriate vein,
  10. inferior thyroid vein

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