Words nearby auricular appendage
Definition for auricular-appendage (2 of 2)
[ awr-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈɔr ɪ kəl /
- 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.
Botany, Zoology. a part like or likened to an ear.
Origin of auricle
OTHER WORDS FROM auricleau·ri·cled, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH auricleauricle oracle
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British Dictionary definitions for auricular-appendage
/ (ˈɔːrɪkəl) /
- the upper chamber of the heart; atrium
- a small sac in the atrium of the heart
Also called: pinna anatomy the external part of the ear
Also called: auricula biology an ear-shaped part or appendage, such as that occurring at the join of the leaf blade and the leaf sheath in some grasses
Derived forms of auricleauricled, adjective
Word Origin for auricle
C17: from Latin auricula the external ear, from auris ear
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Medical definitions for auricular-appendage (1 of 2)
[ ôr′ĭ-kəl ]
The projecting shell-like structure on the side of the head constituting, with the external acoustic meatus, the external ear.pinna
Medical definitions for auricular-appendage (2 of 2)
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Scientific definitions for auricular-appendage
[ ôr′ĭ-kəl ]
The visible part of the outer ear.
An atrium of the heart.
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