noun, plural con·chae [kong-kee] /ˈkɒŋ ki/.

  1. a shell-like structure, especially the external ear.
  2. any turbinate bone, especially in the nose.
Architecture. conch(def 5).

Origin of concha

1605–15; < New Latin, Latin: conch
Related formscon·chal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for conchal


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 Formsconchal, adjective
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conchal in Medicine



n. pl. con•chae (-kē′)

Any of various structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape.
Related formsconchal (-kəl) adj.
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