Darwin's tubercle

noun

Medical Definition of Darwin's tubercle

: the slight projection occasionally present on the edge of the external human ear and assumed by some scientists to represent the pointed part of the ear of quadrupeds

called also auricular tubercle of Darwin

Comments on Darwin's tubercle

What made you want to look up Darwin's tubercle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

suitable to be imparted to the public

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!