auricle

(redirected from ala auris)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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
boltec
Öhrchen

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.