- 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.
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Origin of auricle
OTHER WORDS FROM auricleau·ri·cled, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH auricleauricle , oracle
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Example sentences from the Web for auricle
Stevenson, in one of the cases detailed at p. 67, found the blood in the right auricle to contain 0·03 per cent.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
In animals with cold blood, (as fishes,) the heart is single, having but one auricle and one ventricle.A Treatise on Domestic Economy|Catherine Esther Beecher
From the left auricle it passes into the left ventricle, and is from thence distributed by the arteries all over the body.
By this passage it is taken into the right auricle, along with the impure blood of the vena cava.
At the end of the fourth day the auricle becomes divided into two, affording a parallel with the adult heart of many reptiles.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
British Dictionary definitions for auricle
- the upper chamber of the heart; atrium
- a small sac in the atrium of the heart