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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.
Joints (36%), auricles (27%), and airway (25%) are more commonly affected in children (9).
Reconstruction of the auricle poses a unique challenge for facial plastic surgeons given the auricles complex surface anatomy.
HEENT: Normocephalic, round, symmetrical, hair evenly distributed and thick, conjunctiva clear, sclera appeared white bilaterally, EOMI, PERRLA, auricles symmetrical with her facial skin, mobile, firm, and non-tender, tympanic membrane (TM) pearly gray with normal cone of light, no TM inflammation, lips pink, teeth white and discoloration noted, tongue pink and dry as well as the oral mucosa, negative for sinusitis, rhinitis, uvula midline, symmetric palate, neck supple, no lymphadenopathy, thyroid not palpable, trachea midline, and full range of motion of neck.
ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS: After explaining the purpose of study, bilateral sizes of auricles were measured.
It should thus necessary to characterize the response of the left ventricle, the right ventricle and auricles to explain these different responses.
The auricles were not developed, the external auditory canal could not be observed bilaterally, the ears and nose appeared hypoplasic, only the vibrissa could be observed.
2011) this subgenus is characterized by more or less convolute stem leaves, appressed to the stem when dry, spreading when moist; dorsal leaf lobe longer than broad; auricles at leaf base lacking or not similar in size, the dorsal auricle distinctly larger than the ventral one, and perianth surface smooth.
During physical examination, a characteristic dark blue pigmentation was found in the auricles and sclera of the eyes.
Chinos up high, blouse bright as the sun, eye's closed, auricles shaking listening to the forgiving beautiful nature.