antihelix

[ an-tee-hee-liks, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈhi lɪks, ˌæn taɪ- /

noun, plural an·ti·hel·i·ces [an-tee-hel-i-seez, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈhɛl ɪˌsiz, ˌæn taɪ-/, an·ti·he·lix·es. Anatomy.

the inward curving ridge of the auricle of the ear.

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Origin of antihelix

1715–25; anti- + helix; replacing anthelix < Greek, equivalent to ant- ant- + hélix helix
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British Dictionary definitions for antihelix

antihelix
/ (ˌæntɪˈhiːlɪks) /

noun plural -helices (-ˈhiːlɪsiːz) or -helixes

a variant spelling of anthelix
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Medical definitions for antihelix

antihelix
[ ăn′tē-hēlĭks, ăn′tī- ]

n.

Variant ofanthelix
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