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concha

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noun con·cha \ˈkäŋ-kə\

Definition of concha

plural conchae play \-ˌkē, -ˌkī\

  1. 1 a :  the plain semidome of an apse b :  apse

  2. 2 :  something shaped like a shell; especially :  the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear

conchal play \-kəl\ adjective


Origin of concha

Italian & Latin; Italian conca semidome, apse, from Late Latin concha, from Latin, shell


First Known Use: circa 1639

Rhymes with concha


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concha

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noun con·cha \ˈkän-chə\

Definition of concha

  1. :  an ornamental disk (as on clothing or tack) of American Indian origin featuring a shell or flower design



Variants of concha

also concho play \-(ˌ)chō\

Origin of concha

American Spanish concha, from Spanish, shell, from Late Latin conchula, diminutive of Latin concha


First Known Use: 1887


Medical Dictionary

concha

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noun con·cha \ˈkäŋ-kə also ˈkȯŋ-\

Medical Definition of concha

plural conchae \-ˌkē, -ˌkī\play

  1. 1:  the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear

  2. 2:  nasal concha

conchal \-kəl\play adjective



Learn More about concha

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "concha" Spanish Central: Translation of "concha" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "concha"


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