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ear·lobe

also ear lobe  (îr′lōb′)
n.
The soft, fleshy, pendulous lower part of the external ear.
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ear lobe

n
1. (Anatomy) the fleshy lower part of the external ear
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ear lobe - the fleshy pendulous part of the external human earear lobe - the fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear
auricle, pinna, ear - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
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Translations
öronlob

ear lobe

nOhrläppchen nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ear lobe, earlobe

n lóbulo de la oreja
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References in classic literature ?
The slit ear lobes supported heavy rings whose weight had stretched the skin until the long loop rested upon the brown shoulders.
Police were called to the pub after a 35-year-old customer had his left ear lobe bitten off and a 30-year-old man had the lower lobe of his right ear severed.
Horrified match referee Ashley Rowden revealed that part of Fenns left ear lobe had been bitten away and said: "It was similar to the Evander Holyfield incident involving Mike Tyson."
GUESTS arriving at the home of a prominent government official discover him with a bullet wound to his ear lobe and try to cover up what they fear may be a scandal.
Then he bravely let Chuckie carry on up his arm - until somebody said: "Watch out, sir, he's after your ear lobe."
His horrified mum Afsha even claimed she was told her son's missing ear lobe may have been swallowed by another child.
When I give him the "special move" (pressing in the wee bit behind his ear lobe) or pull the hair on his arms.
Especially when they are used by someone next to me who is yelling that he's on the train - and I get out the superglue and it becomes permanently attached to their ear lobe.
"Eating foods that are good for the brain such as berries, fruit and veg, oily fish and folic acid all help." An ear crease raise the heart WRINKLY EAR LOBES/ HEART DISEASE A diagonal crease or wrinkle in your ear lobe could be an early sign of heart disease.
A local anaesthetic numbs the ear lobe, then a small cut is made and the earring removed with tweezer-like instruments.
An ear lobe crease could raise the risk of heart attacks
A MAN who bit off almost half of a garda's ear lobe outside a fast-food outlet was jailed for four years.