Origin of auricular
Examples from the Web for postauricular
Historical Examples of postauricular
Upper parts darker and underparts lighter; postauricular patches larger and darker; claws on front feet longer and slenderer.
Color: Generally darker throughout; postauricular patches smaller.
Color: Generally lighter, except the underparts which are about the same; postauricular patches larger and more deeply pigmented.
Color: Darker throughout; postauricular patches relatively smaller.
Color: Lighter throughout; postauricular patches smaller and lighter.
1540s, "auditory" (originally of confessions), from Medieval Latin auricularis, from Latin auricula (see auricle). Meaning "pertaining to the ear" is from 1640s.