Corrugator Supercilii

Joe Muscolino

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The corrugator supercilii muscle of facial expression on the right side of the body.

The Corrugator Supercilii is a muscle of facial expression of the eye. The muscles of facial expression of the eye are:



  • Inferior frontal bone to the fascia/skin above the eyebrow.



  • Draws the eyebrow inferomedially.



  1. The word corrugator is Latin for wrinkled; think corrugated cardboard. The corrugator supercilii is so-named because it wrinkles the skin superomedial to the eye.
  2. Contraction of the corrugator supercilii can also help to shield the eye from bright sunlight.