sub·​au·​rale | \ ˌsəˌbȯˈra(ˌ)lē, -rā-, -rä- \
plural -s

Definition of subaurale

: an anthropometric landmark consisting of the lowest point on the lobe of the ear when the head is held in the eye-ear plane

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History and Etymology for subaurale

New Latin, from neuter of subauralis of below the ear, from Latin sub- + New Latin auralis of the ear, from Latin auris ear + -alis -al

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“Subaurale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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