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


(Anatomy) the fleshy lower part of the external ear


or ear′ lobe`,

the soft, pendulous lower part of the external ear.
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Noun1.earlobe - the fleshy pendulous part of the external human earearlobe - 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"
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ear lobe [ˈɪərləʊb] nlobe m de l'oreille


() noun
1. the part of the head by means of which we hear, or its external part only. Her new hair-style covers her ears.
2. the sense or power of hearing especially the ability to hear the difference between sounds. sharp ears; He has a good ear for music.
ˈearache noun
pain in the inner part of the ear.
ˈeardrum noun
the layer of tissue separating the inner from the outer ear.
ˈearlobe noun
the soft lower part of the ear.
ˈearmark verb
to set aside (for a particular purpose). This money is earmarked for our holiday.
ˈearring noun
an ornament worn attached to the ear. silver earrings.
ˈearshot noun
the distance at which sound can be heard. He did not hear her last remark as he was out of earshot.
be all ears
to listen with keen attention. The children were all ears when their father was describing the car crash.
go in one ear and out the other
not to make any lasting impression. I keep telling that child to work harder but my words go in one ear and out the other.
play by ear
to play (music) without looking at and without having memorized printed music.
up to one's ears (in)
deeply involved (in). I'm up to my ears in work.
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Fold at the elbow and reach for your right earlobe.
The product, which uses a proprietary algorithm developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, monitors the driver's pulse via a sensor attached to the earlobe, gauges drowsiness based on that, and notifies the driver and their vehicle fleet manager.
The resident of St Petersburg used a big kitchen knife to cut his right earlobe.
EXCLUSIVE by DAVID COLLINS THE England footie fan whose earlobe was bitten off at the World Cup has revealed the attack came after he sprang to Wayne Rooney's defence.
earlobe after Detective Constable Robert Ashurst said: "People who attack innocent victims in the street are described as 'animals', but in this case that rings particularly true.
A decade later, Lorenz says the company is "definitely the largest" manufacturer of wooden earlobe plugs - worn in stretched piercings - in the country,
On the Disney Research website, it said that when touching another person's ear, this modulated electrostatic field creates a very small vibration of the earlobe and as a result, both the finger and the ear together form a speaker that makes the signal audible for the person touched.
The earlobe had been picked up by a passerby and placed outside a shop and was later seized by officers searching the area.
In a large, long-term study, people who displayed three to four signs of aging, such as receding hairline at the temples, baldness at the crown of the head, earlobe creases or yellow fatty deposits around the eyelids had a 57 per cent increased risk of heart attack and a 39 per cent increased risk of developing heart disease, it was revealed.
David Kahn, 30-year veteran and pioneer in cosmetic surgery, “rounds out” his surgical abilities with a procedure for the modern job hunter: earlobe repair.
We hypothesized the motion-sensitive technology with the earlobe probe would provide the most valid PR readings.
A number of medical conditions involve the central sebaceous gland-bearing part of the earlobe.