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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.

pin·na

, pl.

pin·nae

(pin'ă, pin'ē),
1. ☆ official atlternate term for auricle
2. A feather, wing, or fin.
3. In veterinary anatomy, the moveable cartilage and associated fleshy structures of the ear located externally, outside the vertical ear canal.
[L. pinna or penna, a feather, in pl. a wing]

pinna

/pin·na/ (pin´ah) auricle (1).pin´nal

pinna

(pĭn′ə)
n. pl. pinnae (pĭn′ē) or pinnas
1. Botany A leaflet or primary division of a pinnately compound leaf.
2. Zoology A feather, wing, fin, or similar appendage.
3. Anatomy See auricle.

pin′nal adj.

pinna

See auricle.

pin·na

, pl. pinnae (pin'ă, -ē)
1. Synonym(s): auricle (1) .
2. A feather, wing, or fin.
[L. pinna or penna, a feather, in pl. a wing]

pinna

The visible external ear. The pinna consists of a skin flap on a skeleton of cartilage. It has comparatively little effect on the acuity of hearing. Also known as the auricle.

pinna

  1. the primary division of a leaf.
  2. a wing or fin.
  3. the projecting part of the external ear of mammals.

pinna,

n See auricle.

pin·na

, pl. pinnae (pin'ă, -ē)
1. Synonym(s): auricle (1) .
2. A feather, wing, or fin.
[L. pinna or penna, a feather, in pl. a wing]

pinna,

n the external ear.

pinna

the projecting part of the ear lying outside the head; auricle.
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Pinnas joined CIGNA HealthCare in 2002 as network operations officer for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.
Prior to joining CIGNA, Pinnas developed extensive experience in the Florida health care market by serving in executive leadership roles for a variety of provider and managed care organizations including Baptist Hospital, Prudential HealthCare and Sheridan Healthcorp.
Pinnas resides in Coral Gables and is active in the community and with legislative organizations.