temporoparietal muscle

[ tĕm′pə-rō-pə-rīĭ-təl ]


The part of the epicranial muscle with origin from the galea aponeurotica and with insertion into the cartilage of the auricle of the ear.

Nearby words

  1. transverse tarsal joint,
  2. transverse temporal gyrus,
  3. transverse vein of face,
  4. transverse vein of neck,
  5. transverse vibrations,
  6. transversectomy,
  7. transversely,
  8. transversion,
  9. transversion mutation,
  10. transverter

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