auricle

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From Latin auricula (the external ear), diminutive of auris (the ear). Doublet of auricula.

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auricle (plural auricles)

  1. (biology) Any appendage in the shape of an ear or earlobe.
    1. (anatomy) The outer ear or pinna.
      Synonyms: pinna, pavilion
  2. (anatomy) Synonym of atrium.
    1. (anatomy) An anterior ear-shaped appendage of the left or right atrium of the human heart.

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