ear lobe


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ear·lobe

also ear lobe  (îr′lōb′)
n.
The soft, fleshy, pendulous lower part of the external ear.

ear lobe

n
1. (Anatomy) the fleshy lower part of the external ear
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ear lobe - the fleshy pendulous part of the external human earear lobe - the fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear
auricle, pinna, ear - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
Translations
öronlob

ear lobe

nOhrläppchen nt

ear lobe, earlobe

n lóbulo de la oreja
References in classic literature ?
The slit ear lobes supported heavy rings whose weight had stretched the skin until the long loop rested upon the brown shoulders.
Description: This recall involves ear plug jewelry that is designed to be inserted into a pierced ear lobe and used to stretch the piercing in the ear lobe.
It may be identified as an example of small Bronze Age adornment known as a hair-ring, although it is possible it was used as an ear-ring, the whole bar passing through a hole in the ear lobe.
There was an altercation outside, during which Reynard latched onto 34-year-old Mr Scott's ear lobe, biting it off then spitting it out.
She later attended James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and was treated for two suspected fractures in her cheeks, a ripped ear lobe and severe swelling to face and body.
A JAGUAR worker who bit off a friend''s ear lobe while seeing a "red mist" during a drunken night out avoided being sent to prison.
The married woman had accused him of following her from room to room as she made her two-hourly checks on the elderly residents, before touching her hair and ear lobe and eventually grabbing her in a bear hug and planting a "wet kiss" on her face.
He was taken to the city's Royal Victoria Infirmary after part of his ear lobe was ripped away.
McGarry - whose left ear lobe is missing - uses aliases including Mark McGoona, Michael Murphy, John Healy and David Cantwell.
He was wearing either a pearl stud earring or a stretcher loop earring, which creates a hole in the ear lobe.
Miley has the word "Love" on her right ear lobe, "Breathe" written below her left boob, a cross on her right index finger, a Native American dreamcatcher on her stomach and a heart on her right thumb.