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concha

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noun con·cha \ˈkäŋ-kə\

Definition of concha

plural

conchae

play \ˈkäŋ-ˌkē, -ˌkī\
  1. 1a :  the plain semidome of an apseb :  apse

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

conchal

play \ˈkäŋ-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of concha

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


First Known Use: circa 1639


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concha

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noun con·cha \ˈkän-chə\
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concho

play \ˈkän-(ˌ)chō\

Definition of concha

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

Origin and Etymology 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

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