auricled

auricle

[awr-i-kuhl]
noun
1.
Anatomy.
a.
the projecting outer portion of the ear; pinna.
b.
Also called auricular appendage. an ear-shaped appendage projecting from each atrium of the heart.
c.
(loosely) the atrium.
2.
Botany, Zoology. a part like or likened to an ear.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin auricula the (external) ear, ear lobe. See auri-2, -cle1

auricled, adjective

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auricle (ˈɔːrɪkəl)
 
n
1.  a.  the upper chamber of the heart; atrium
 b.  a small sac in the atrium of the heart
2.  anatomy Also called: pinna the external part of the ear
3.  biology Also called: auricula an ear-shaped part or appendage, such as that occurring at the join of the leaf blade and the leaf sheath in some grasses
 
[C17: from Latin auricula the external ear, from auris ear]
 
'auricled
 
adj

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auricle
1650s, from L. auricula "ear," dim. of auris (see ear (1)). Technically the external ear only or the lower lobe of it.
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auricle au·ri·cle (ôr'ĭ-kəl)
n.

  1. Atrial auricle.

  2. The projecting shell-like structure on the side of the head constituting, with the external acoustic meatus, the external ear. Also called pinna.

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auricle   (ôr'ĭ-kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The visible part of the outer ear.

  2. An atrium of the heart.


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