concha

1
[ kong-kuh ]
/ ˈkɒŋ kə /

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).

Origin of concha

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1605–15; < New Latin, Latin: conch

Related forms

con·chal, adjective

Definition for concha (2 of 2)

concha

2
[ 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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< American Spanish, Spanish < Late Latin conchula, diminutive of Latin concha 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

conchal, adjective
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Medicine 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.

Related forms

conchal (-kəl) adj.
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