cauliflower ear

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cauliflower ear

n.
An ear swollen and deformed by repeated blows.

cauliflower ear

n
(Pathology) permanent swelling and distortion of the external ear as the result of ruptures of the blood vessels: usually caused by blows received in boxing. Also called: boxer's ear Technical name: aural haematoma

cau′liflower ear′


n.
an ear deformed by repeated injury, resulting in an irregular thickening of scar tissue.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cauliflower ear - an auricle deformed by injury; common among boxers
auricle, pinna, ear - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
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cauliflower ear

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