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 (ô-rĭk′yə-lĭt, -lāt′) also au·ric·u·lat·ed (-lāt′ĭd)
1. Having ears, auricles, or earlobe-shaped parts or extensions.
2. Shaped like an earlobe.

[From Latin auricula, auricle; see auricle.]

au·ric′u·late·ly adv.
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(ɔːˈrɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt) or


1. (Zoology) having ears
2. (Botany) botany having ear-shaped parts or appendages
3. Also: auriform shaped like an ear; auricular
auˈriculately adv
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(ɔˈrɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

shaped like an ear.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.auriculate - having auricles
eared - having ears (or appendages resembling ears) or having ears of a specified kind; often used in combination
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Stem leaves 0.7-1.8 x 0.4-0.9 mm, oval-oblong blade, attenuated, cucullate dentate apex, margin entire or denticulate, involute towards the apex; little enlarged and auriculate base.
The laminae with acute apices have a terminal pinna, lanceate to lanceolate, similar to the lateral ones or quite shorter, with tapering acuminate apex, enlarged base, auriculate or irregularly expanded, lacerate or incised in one of the hemiphylls.
Rhizomes long, creeping; fronds 25-75 cm long, evergreen; petioles with tan scales; blades oblong-lanceolate, 20-55 cm long, pinnate; pinnae auriculate; fertile pinnae upper one-half of frond; sori round, submedial; indusia peltate.