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au·ri·cle

 (ôr′ĭ-kəl)
n.
1. Anatomy
a. The outer projecting portion of the ear. Also called pinna.
b. See atrium.
2. Biology An earlobe-shaped part, process, or appendage, especially at the base of an organ.

[Middle English, auricle of the heart, from Old French, little ear, from Latin auricula, ear, earlier diminutive of auris, ear; see ous- in Indo-European roots.]

au′ri·cled (-kəld) adj.

auricle

(ˈɔːrɪkəl)
n
1. (Anatomy)
a. the upper chamber of the heart; atrium
b. a small sac in the atrium of the heart
2. (Anatomy) anatomy Also called: pinna the external part of the ear
3. (Biology) biology Also called: auricula an ear-shaped part or appendage, such as that occurring at the join of the leaf blade and the leaf sheath in some grasses
[C17: from Latin auricula the external ear, from auris ear]
ˈauricled adj

au•ri•cle

(ˈɔr ɪ kəl)

n.
1. the outer ear; pinna.
2. (loosely) the atrium of the heart.
3. a part like or likened to an ear.
[1645–55; < Latin auri-cula the (external) ear, earlobe. See auri-2, -cle1]
au′ri•cled, adj.

au·ri·cle

(ôr′ĭ-kəl)
1. The visible part of the outer ear.
2. An atrium of the heart.

auricle

The external ear flap or pinna; also an appendage to an atrium of the heart.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auricle - a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heartauricle - a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart
atrium cordis, atrium of the heart - the upper chamber of each half of the heart
pouch, pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
2.auricle - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external earauricle - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
ear lobe, earlobe - the fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear
external ear, outer ear - the part of the ear visible externally
tragus - a small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear
cauliflower ear - an auricle deformed by injury; common among boxers
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage
Translations
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auricle

[ˈɔːrɪkl] Naurícula f

auricle

n (Anat) → Ohrmuschel f, → Auricula f (spec); (of heart)Vorhof m, → Atrium nt (spec)

auricle

[ˈɔːrɪkl] n (of heart) → orecchietta; (of ear) → padiglione m auricolare

au·ri·cle

n. aurícula.
1. oreja, la parte externa del oído;
2. cada una de las dos cavidades superiores del corazón;
3. orejuela.
References in classic literature ?
Besides, I wish such persons to observe that the grand artery and the arterial vein are of much harder and firmer texture than the venous artery and the hollow vein; and that the two last expand before entering the heart, and there form, as it were, two pouches denominated the auricles of the heart, which are composed of a substance similar to that of the heart itself; and that there is always more warmth in the heart than in any other part of the body- and finally, that this heat is capable of causing any drop of blood that passes into the cavities rapidly to expand and dilate, just as all liquors do when allowed to fall drop by drop into a highly heated vessel.
And, because the blood which thus enters into the heart passes through these two pouches called auricles, it thence happens that their motion is the contrary of that of the heart, and that when it expands they contract.
On examination, both auricles were immobile and had a firm, bony consistency, but only the left auricle was symptomatic.
8F); proximal segment pairs often gradually reduced to auricles.
A similar observation was made in experiments with frog auricles: DNA was released to the same concentrations during successive transfer of auricles to fresh medium, purified frog DNA did not inhibit release of DNA, and damaged auricles did not yield more DNA into the medium (5).
A non-clinical study of Orengedokuto showed that it could decrease blood flow in the auricles of rats and could prevent the increment of heart rate, blood pressure, and auricular blood flow due to theophylline administration (Wakita et al.
Both auricles were prominent, with the superior crus of each ear extending at a right angle from the antihelix.
Bipalium kewense Moseley, 1878 (Family Bipaliidae von Graff, 1896) -- Body elongate, strape-shaped; head semilunar with posterior margin virtually straight without recurved auricles.
This consciousness incessantly listens with a 'third ear' which finds between the two auricles the creativity that constructs reality in its own and special manner (Baumann 1990:123).
Ruffato conceptualizes his life experience as a radiologist and radio biologist through a wealth of scientific terminologies that become constituent parts of his creation: "wise synapsis," "enzyme," "clear cell's knots," "atria auricles ventricles," "the chromosome patrimony.
I'm a San Francisco Forty-Niner fan with a heavy residue of Green Bay Packer backer clinging to the auricles of my gridiron heart.