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concha1

[kong-kuh] /ˈkɒŋ kə/
noun, plural conchae
[kong-kee] /ˈkɒŋ ki/ (Show IPA)
1.
Anatomy.
  1. a shell-like structure, especially the external ear.
  2. any turbinate bone, especially in the nose.
2.
Architecture, conch (def 5).
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Neo-Latin, Latin: conch
Related forms
conchal, adjective

concha2

[kong-kuh] /ˈkɒŋ kə/
noun, plural conchae
[kong-kee] /ˈkɒŋ ki/ (Show IPA)
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for concha

concha

/ˈkɒŋkə/
noun (pl) -chae (-kiː)
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
Derived Forms
conchal, adjective
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concha in Medicine

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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