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auricle

noun au·ri·cle \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
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Origin of AURICLE

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

auricle

noun au·ri·cle \ˈr-i-kəl\

Definition of AURICLE for Kids

:  atrium
Medical Dictionary

auricle

noun au·ri·cle \ˈr-i-kəl\

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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