[ mˈʌskjʊləs bˈuːt͡ʃɪnˌe͡ɪtə], [ mˈʌskjʊləs bˈuːtʃɪnˌeɪtə], [ m_ˈʌ_s_k_j_ʊ_l_ə_s b_ˈuː_tʃ_ɪ_n_ˌeɪ_t_ə]
How to use "Musculus buccinator" in context?
The muscle group responsible for rotating the ear lobe is the Musculus Buccinator. It is one of the thirteen muscles responsible for facial expression and is situated along the lower jawbone. It originates on the skull, travels down the neck, and attaches to the lower lip.
The buccinator is the only facial muscle that can be seen from the front. It can be easily identified because it is the only muscle with a prominent vein running along its length. When the muscle contracts, it causes the lower lip to move up and out of the way so that food and drink can be properly ingested.
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