auricle

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noun au·ri·cle \ˈȯr-i-kəl\

Definition of auricle

  1. 1a :  an atrium of a heartb :  pinna 1c :  an anterior ear-shaped pouch in each atrium of the human heart

  2. 2 :  an angular or ear-shaped lobe, process, or appendage

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Origin and Etymology of auricle

Latin auricula, from diminutive of auris ear — more at ear


AURICLE Defined for Kids

auricle

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noun au·ri·cle \ˈȯr-i-kəl\

Definition of auricle for Students

  1. :  atrium


Medical Dictionary

auricle

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noun au·ri·cle \ˈȯr-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of auricle

  1. 1a:  pinnab:  an atrium of the heart

  2. 2:  an angular or ear-shaped anatomical lobe or process (as an auricular appendage of the heart)

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