auricle


au·ri·cle

noun \ˈr-i-kəl\

Definition of AURICLE

1
a :  an atrium of a heart
b :  pinna 1
c :  an anterior ear-shaped pouch in each atrium of the human heart
2
:  an angular or ear-shaped lobe, process, or appendage

Origin of AURICLE

Latin auricula, from diminutive of auris ear — more at ear
First Known Use: 15th century

au·ri·cle

noun \ˈr-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AURICLE

1
a : pinna b : an atrium of the heart
2
: an angular or ear-shaped anatomical lobe or process (as an auricular appendage of the heart)

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