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con·cha

 (kŏng′kə)
n. pl. con·chae (-kē′)
1. Anatomy Any of various structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape. Also called conch.
2. Architecture The half dome over an apse.

[Late Latin, semidome, from Latin, mussel shell; see conch.]

con′chal (-kəl) adj.

concha

(ˈkɒŋkə)
n, pl -chae (-kiː)
1. (Anatomy) any bodily organ or part resembling a shell in shape, such as the external ear
2. (Architecture) architect Also called: conch the half dome of an apse
ˈconchal adj

con•cha

(ˈkɒŋ kə)

n., pl. -chae (-kē).
1.
a. a shell-like structure, esp. the external ear.
b. any turbinate bone.
[1605–15; < New Latin, Latin: conch]
con′chal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concha - (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
nasal concha - one of several turbinate bones in the nasal cavity
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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Choanal polyp originated from the inferior nasal concha.
The Auditory Tube (AT) extends from the anterior wall of the inferior nasal concha middle ear to the lateral wall of the nasopharynx, approximately at the level of the inferior nasal concha.
Subsequently, the gauze was removed and the inferior nasal concha was shifted by fracture to broaden the inferior nasal meatus (Fig.

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