- 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.
Words nearby auricle
Origin of auricle
OTHER WORDS FROM auricleau·ri·cled, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH auricleauricle oracle
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
British Dictionary definitions for auricle
- the upper chamber of the heart; atrium
- a small sac in the atrium of the heart