- the projecting outer portion of the ear; pinna.
- Also called auricular appendage. an ear-shaped appendage projecting from each atrium of the heart.
- (loosely) the atrium.
- auricle atrialis,
- auricula atrii,
- auricular appendage
Origin of auricle
Examples from the Web for auricle
The auricle is now pulled forward, and the gauze strip is removed from the mastoid cavity.
They are arranged in two pairs, the auricle uppermost, separated by a fleshy partition.How it Works|Archibald Williams
Auricle—applied to the ear-like parts of a projectile point.Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types|James W. Cambron
Length of the ear: from the highest upper edge of the auricle to the lower extremity of the lobule.Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
The circulating system consists of a ventricle and auricle, and the locomotive tube is protected in its whole length.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
- the upper chamber of the heart; atrium
- a small sac in the atrium of the heart
Word Origin for auricle
part of the ear, 1650s, from Latin auricula "ear," diminutive of auris (see ear (n.1)). As a chamber of the heart, early 15c., from Latin, so called from a perceived similarity in shape to an animal's ear.