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Auricle   Listen
Auricle  n.  
The external ear, or that part of the ear which is prominent from the head.
The chamber, or one of the two chambers, of the heart, by which the blood is received and transmitted to the ventricle or ventricles; so called from its resemblance to the auricle or external ear of some quadrupeds. See Heart.
(Zool.) An angular or ear-shaped lobe.
An instrument applied to the ears to give aid in hearing; a kind of ear trumpet.

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"Auricle" Quotes from Famous Books

... section of the embryo of a chick (fifth day of incubation), seen from the right side (head to the right, tail to the left). Dorsal body dark, with convex outline. d gut, o mouth, a anus, l lungs, h liver, g mesentery, v auricle of the heart, k ventricle of the heart, b arch of the arteries, t aorta, c yelk-sac, m vitelline (yelk) duct, u allantois, r pedicle (stalk) of the allantois, n amnion, w amniotic cavity, s serous membrane. ...
— The Evolution of Man, V.1. • Ernst Haeckel

Words linked to "Auricle" :   tragus, pouch, external ear, earlobe, pocket, pinna, atrial auricle, atrium of the heart, atrium cordis, ear, outer ear, cauliflower ear, auriculate, cartilaginous structure, ear lobe

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