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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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You will find in the most out- of-the way villages human mollusks, creatures apparently dead, who have passions for lepidoptera or for conchology, let us say,--beings who will give themselves infinite pains about moths, butterflies, or the concha Veneris.
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last quarter 19th century, with yellow/green pigment overall, short fringe down the sides and two lanes of beaded detail, with a single German silver concha, (some tears in hide), Ig.
This includes the middle nasal turbinate, with the resultant cell known as a concha bullosa.
La drastica disminucion de estos animales, nos obliga a generar conocimiento sobre la biologia del leon africano y el aspecto anatomico no escapa a esta situacion, ya que en particular el estudio de la musculatura de la familia de los felinos, esta pobremente documentada (Barone, 1967; Concha et al, 2004; Julik et al.
Three in particular, Hotel El Convento, La Concha Resort, and the Condado Vanderbilt, are especially appealing.
Mi muy querida Concha, mi negrita linda, mi querida negrita, negrita de mi corazon, mi negrita de papa, estimada Concha de mi corazon, lo que mas se quiere, mi negrita linda y buena, estimada negrita de mi vida, la unica .
We present an exceedingly rare localization of osteoma within the cavity of a concha bullosa of the middle turbinate in a 38-year-old woman with frontal headaches and right-sided facial pain.
EL mundo del toro se volco en el funeral por Palomo Linares al que asistio su pareja, Concha Azuara, rodeada de companeros del que habria podido ser su marido este verano.
David Alexander Concha is the founder of The Law Offices of David A.
Tenders are invited for Contract for the supply of electrical energy for the installations and municipal offices of the Town Hall of Brcena de Pie de Concha
Publicado por primera vez en 1987 (y sin reediciones posteriores, hasta ahora), el estudio de Concha irrumpio en un contexto en el que se hacia cada vez mas necesario superar las posiciones canonicas y, al mismo tiempo, mezquinas con respecto a la figura y a la creacion de la poeta.