cauliflower ear


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cauliflower ear

n.
An ear swollen and deformed by repeated blows.
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cauliflower ear

n
(Pathology) permanent swelling and distortion of the external ear as the result of ruptures of the blood vessels: usually caused by blows received in boxing. Also called: boxer's ear Technical name: aural haematoma
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cau′liflower ear′


n.
an ear deformed by repeated injury, resulting in an irregular thickening of scar tissue.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cauliflower ear - an auricle deformed by injury; common among boxers
auricle, pinna, ear - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
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cauliflower ear

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It never went entirely back to its normal shape, and was called a "cauliflower ear" by the sailors.
"I replied 'No, only a thick ear',' and Jim ruefully felt his own cauliflower ear and grinned."
The sponsorship designates EarSplintz as an Official Cauliflower Ear Prevention sponsor for USA Wrestling.
He has a distinctive cauliflower ear which does not bother him.
"I played rugby union when I was at school, I played at lock, as you can probably tell by my cauliflower ear," said Parker, pointing to his left one.
It can look like a cauliflower ear, commonly seen in rugby players.
Aural haematoma often called as boxer's or wrestler's or cauliflower ear occurs due to constant shaking and rubbing of ear due to otitis, hypersensitivity and allergic dermatitis, ectoparasitism, otorrhea and presence of foreign bodies, leads to rupture of inner vessels resulting in bleeding within the cartilage layers of auricle and haematoma formation (Ahiwar et al., 2007).
"He has got a cauliflower ear, which probably improves him, but he's got knocks and bruises and it's a shame he didn't get himself on the scoresheet because it would have done him the world of good.
So He's got a cauliflower ear, 'cause I'm always badgerin' Him about stuff"; and "My sky pilot works for me and is with me all the time, so if yours don't work, you can borrow mine."
Annicia Phu sports a cauliflower ear, a souvenir from her years as a competitive wrestler in high school in Calgary.
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