concha

concha

1 [kong-kuh]
noun, plural conchae [kong-kee] .
1.
Anatomy.
a.
a shell-like structure, especially the external ear. See diag. under ear.
b.
any turbinate bone, especially in the nose.
2.
Architecture, conch ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin, Latin: conch

conchal, adjective
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concha

2 [kong-kuh] .
noun, plural conchae [kong-kee] .
a disk, traditionally of hammered silver and resembling a shell or flower, used as decoration on belts, harness, etc.

Origin:
< American Spanish, Spanish < Late Latin conchula, diminutive of Latin concha concha1, conch

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concha (ˈkɒŋkə)
 
n , pl -chae
1.  any bodily organ or part resembling a shell in shape, such as the external ear
2.  architect Also called: conch the half dome of an apse
 
'conchal
 
adj

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concha con·cha (kŏng'kə)
n. pl. con·chae (-kē')
Any of various structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape.


con'chal (-kəl) adj.
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