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antihelix

[an-tee-hee-liks, an-tahy-]
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.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for antihelix

Historical Examples

  • The antihelix may be so developed as to rise in front of the helix—Wildermuth's ear.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori

  • Between the helix and the antihelix is the fossa of the helix.

  • On the cranial surface of the pinna elevations correspond to the concha and to the fossae 792 of the helix and antihelix.


British Dictionary definitions for antihelix

antihelix

noun plural -helices (-ˈhiːlɪsiːz) or -helixes
  1. a variant spelling of anthelix
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antihelix in Medicine

antihelix

(ăn′tē-hēlĭks, ăn′tī-)
n.
  1. Variant ofanthelix
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