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1. Of or relating to the sense of hearing or the organs of hearing.
2. Perceived by or spoken into the ear: an auricular confession.
3. Shaped like an ear or an earlobe; having earlike parts or extensions.
4. Of or relating to an auricle of the heart: auricular fibrillation.

[Middle English auriculer, spoken into the ear, from Late Latin auriculāris, from Latin auricula, ear; see auricle.]

au·ric′u·lar·ly adv.
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For induction of maximal electroshock seizures (MES), a 80 Hz variable current (mA), 50 pulses/s frequency and 0.2 s duration (previously determined as 99.9% effective), was applied auricularly. Flexion time of front limbs, extension time of hind limbs and the number of deaths were registered and used to calculate the ratio extensor:flexor time and mortality rate, respectively (Swinyard, 1972).
The condensation, the ellipses necessary to fashion an auricularly striking antimetabole, nevertheless creates a persisting uncertainty of referent and meaning.