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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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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.

au·ri·cle of a·tri·um

(awr'i-kĕl ā'trē-ŭm)
A small conic ("ear-shaped") pouch projecting from the upper anterior portion of each atrium of the heart, increasing slightly the atrial volume.
Synonym(s): auricula atrii, atrial auricle, auricle (2) , auricula (2) .
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Esta arteria corria caudalmente y lateralmente entre el tronco pulmonar y la auricula izquierda y se bifurcaba en dos ramas, la principal que descendia en el surco interventricular paraconal era la rama interventricular paraconal (Figs.
Tanto en las auriculas del Grupo control como en las de las ratas del Grupo experimental estimuladas con isoproterenol, se produjo un efecto cronotropico positivo a partir de concentraciones de 1x[10.sup.-8] M, siendo este mas pronunciado en el grupo control, alcanzando una tasa maxima de 7,94 [+ o -] 0,33 pulsaciones auriculares por segundo, en contraposicion con el Grupo experimental (6,27 [+ o -] 0,43 pulsaciones auriculares por segundo) (Fig.1).
Auriculas reached their zenith of popularity in the 19th century, when they became a passion among the miners and weavers of Lancashire and Cheshire, but they still have an enthusiastic following today.
Alpine phlox and primulas, including the auriculas, deserve a place, as well as dianthus, and so do the Lewisias from North America, and the reliable Saxifrage.
In the flowerbed beside it there was always Daphne mezereum surrounded by clumps of auriculas. To this day, each time I smell an auricula I am eight years old again, in my grandad's garden.