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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
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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.
Using an analyzer that scans the auricle, Ostium connects to the patient's central nervous system and conducts a data exchange, after which a program unit analyzes the information and outputs the results for every internal organ.
The human auricle is composed of the helix-antihelical complex, the conchal complex and the lobule, which is the most distinctive feature of the human face, and is particularly influential in determining its appearance (Alexander et al.
It passes posteriorly between the left auricle and ostium of left pulmonary vein.
Cryptotia is an ear anomaly defined as a "pocket ear" because in this condition, the upper pole of the auricle is tucked in a pocket beneath the temporal skin.
To be supplied are pairs of ear tags, each consisting of 2 standard ear tags made of yellow plastic with clearly legible black inscriptions for the identification of cattle, one of the ear tags having a device for the removal of a tissue sample from an auricle.
His neuromotor development was normal and hypertelorism, downslanting palpebral fissures, hypoplasia of right auricle, hypoplasia of the maxillary bones and narrow forehead were observed on his physical examination.
Her neurological, ophthalmologic, and orthopedic examinations were normal through auricle, nasal, and skin examinations.
To prevent these psychological side-effects, the correction of the auricle is mostly performed at approximately 6 years of age before the child starts school and the development of the auricle is mostly completed, as recommended [5, 6].
Retrospective questioning revealed nefrolitiasis, darkening in the color of the urine a few hours after micturition (Figure 5) and pigmented spots at auricle (Figure 6).
Principles of Ear Acupuncture: Microsystem of the Auricle, 2nd Edition (supplemental instructional material included)