auriculo-

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Formed from the Latin noun auricul(a) (the diminutive form of auris, “ear”) + the English interfix -o-; compare aur-.

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auriculo-

  1. Of or pertaining to the auricle.
    • 1836, Robert Bentley Todd (editor), The Cyclopædia of Anatomy and Physiology, first edition, volume 1, “A–DEA”, page 330, column 2:
      The auriculo-ventricular orifice is an oblique slit[.]
    • 1881, St. George Jackson Mivart, The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals, first edition (John Murray), page 273
      The first of these, the auriculo-temporal nerve, passes backwards, under the external pterygoid muscle, and then upwards between the mandible and the external meatus, underneath the parotid gland.

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