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auricle

 [aw´rĭ-k'l]
1. the projecting part of the ear lying outside the head; called also pinna.
Auricle.
2. the ear-shaped appendage of either atrium of the heart; formerly used to designate the entire atrium.

au·ri·cle

(aw'ri-kl), [TA] Avoid the outmoded use of this word in the sense of atrium.
The projecting shell-like structure on the side of the head, constituting, with the external acoustic meatus, the external ear. Synonym(s): auricula (1) [TA], pinna1 ☆ , ala auris

auricle

/au·ri·cle/ (aw´rĭ-k'l)
1. pinna; the flap of the ear.
2. the ear-shaped appendage of either atrium of the heart.
3. formerly, the atrium of the heart.

auricle

(ôr′ĭ-kəl)
n.
1. Anatomy
a. The outer projecting portion of the ear. Also called pinna.
b. See atrium.
2. Biology An earlobe-shaped part, process, or appendage, especially at the base of an organ.

au′ri·cled (-kəld) adj.

auricle

[ôr′ikəl]
Etymology: L, auricula, little ear
1 the external ear. Also called ala auris, pinna.
2 the left or right cardiac atrium, so named because of its earlike shape. Also called atrial appendix.
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auricle

(1) (Right or left) atrial auricula, auricula atrii dextri/sinistri—a conical scrotiform structure that projects from either the right or left atrium.
(2) Pinna of the ear, auricula auris externa—the fan-shaped fibrocartilaginous plate located around the ear canal on each side of the head, which is the more prominent portion of the external ear, the lesser and lower portion being the earlobe.

au·ri·cle

(awr'i-kĕl) [TA]
1. The projecting shell-like structure on the side of the head, constituting, with the external acoustic meatus, the external ear.
Synonym(s): auricula (1) , pinna (1) .
2. Synonym(s): auricle of atrium.

auricle

1. The pinna, or external ear.
2. An obsolescent term for one of the upper chambers of the heart (atrium).

auricle

  1. a former term for the ATRIUM of the heart.
  2. an alternative term for the PINNA (outer ear).
  3. (also called auricula) an ear-shaped part or appendage, such as that occurring at the base of some leaves.

Auricle

The external structure of the ear.
Mentioned in: Otitis Externa

auricle,

n the external part of the ear that is treated in ear acupuncture.
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Auricle.

au·ri·cle

(awr'i-kĕl) [TA] Avoid the outmoded use of this word in the sense of atrium.
The projecting shell-like structure on the side of the head, constituting, with the external acoustic meatus, the external ear.

auricle (ô´rikəl),

n 1. the oval flap of the external part of the ear.
n 2. atrium, the chamber of the heart that receives the blood: on the right, from the general circulation, and on the left, from the pulmonary circulation.

auricle

1. the flap of the ear in the form of a funnel-like organ which collects the sound waves. Called also pinna.
2. the ear-shaped appendage of either atrium of the heart; formerly used to designate the entire atrium.
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Hemorrhage (loss of blood from a ruptured blood vessel) under the skin of the auricle could lead to death of the underlying cartilage framework.
Small, auricles set-off by deep sulci; 47 narrow body costae increasing by intercalation; interspaces narrow; nine fine costae on posterior auricle, 11 costae on anterior auricle; umbonal angle 88 degrees; numerous fine comarginal growth lines which become beaded crossing costae on anterior auricle; other features not observed.
The motion of Bellingham's right auricle was observed with care.
The part that runs up along the right wail of the superior vena cava is separated from adventitia by a great amount of fatty tissue and from the internal side of this vena by transverse bundles of ascending layers of the right auricle from 0.
26) The same author developed a device to measure changes in the auricle temperature.
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Such electrical interruption in the upper chamber of the heart, the auricle, is not necessarily life-threatening, since the lower chamber, the ventricle, can continue pumping, although it may be irregular and too rapid.
The auricle is downy and snow white, the ear canal dark and bottomless.
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The fascia is incised near the auricle sulcus, and a subfascial dissection is performed.
Commonly, the patient will present with systemic symptoms, including fever and malaise, along with local signs, such as a protruding auricle that is laterally and inferiorly displaced, and the presence of a fluctuant, erythematous, tender area behind the ear.
5 cm located posterior to the left auricle was found.