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antihelix

[an-tee-hee-liks, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈhi lɪks, ˌæn taɪ-/
noun, plural antihelices
[an-tee-hel-i-seez, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈhɛl ɪˌsiz, ˌæn taɪ-/ (Show IPA),
antihelixes. Anatomy
1.
the inward curving ridge of the auricle of the ear.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; anti- + helix; replacing anthelix < Greek, equivalent to ant- ant- + hélix helix
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  • There was crusting near the lateral antihelix which was suspicious for squamous cell cancer.
British Dictionary definitions for antihelix

anthelix

/æntˈhiːlɪks; ænˈθiː-/
noun (pl) -helices (-ˈhiːlɪsiːz), -helixes
1.
(anatomy) a prominent curved fold of cartilage just inside the outer rim of the external ear

antihelix

/ˌæntɪˈhiːlɪks/
noun (pl) -helices (-ˈhiːlɪsiːz), -helixes
1.
a variant spelling of anthelix
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antihelix in Medicine

antihelix an·ti·he·lix (ān'tē-hē'lĭks, ān'tī-)
n.
Variant of anthelix.

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