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concha

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[ kong-kuh ]
/ ˈkɒŋ kə /
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noun, plural con·chae [kong-kee]. /ˈkɒŋ ki/.
Anatomy.
  1. a shell-like structure, especially the external ear.
  2. any turbinate bone, especially in the nose.
Architecture. conch (def. 5).
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Origin of concha

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1605–15; <New Latin, Latin: conch

OTHER WORDS FROM concha

conchal, adjective

Other definitions for concha (2 of 2)

concha2
[ kong-kuh ]
/ ˈkɒŋ kə /

noun, plural con·chae [kong-kee]. /ˈkɒŋ ki/.
a disk, traditionally of hammered silver and resembling a shell or flower, used as decoration on belts, harness, etc.

Origin of concha

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From Spanish (southwestern U.S.), from Late Latin conchula, diminutive of Latin concha “shell”; see concha1, conch
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British Dictionary definitions for concha

concha
/ (ˈkɒŋkə) /

noun plural -chae (-kiː)
any bodily organ or part resembling a shell in shape, such as the external ear
Also called: conch architect the half dome of an apse

Derived forms of concha

conchal, adjective
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Medical definitions for concha

concha
[ kŏngkə ]

n. pl. con•chae (-kē′)
Any of various structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape.

Other words from concha

conchal (-kəl) adj.
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