atrial appendage

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au·ri·cles (of a·tri·a)

[TA]
a small conic ("ear-shaped") pouch projecting from the upper anterior portion of each atrium of the heart, slightly increasing the atrial volume. See: left auricle, right auricle.

atrial appendage

(1) Right atrial appendage; auricula dextra [NA6], right auricle. 
(2) Left atrial appendage; auricula sinistra [NA6], left auricle.

atrial appendage

A small muscular pouch attached to each atrium of the heart.
Synonym: auricular appendage (1)
See also: appendage