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Definition of "auricle" []

  • Anatomy The outer projecting portion of the ear. Also called pinna. (noun)
  • Anatomy See atrium. (noun)
  • Biology An earlobe-shaped part, process, or appendage, especially at the base of an organ. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "auricle" in a sentence
  • "Right at the start of my experiments upon animals it had occurred to me, as to other investigators, that one could penetrate diagonally through the right auricle from the upper into the lower vena cava."
  • "The external part of the ear is called the auricle, or outward ear, which is a cartilaginous funnel, connected to the bones of the temple, by means of cellular substance, and likewise by its own proper ligaments and muscles."
  • "With a skillful pressing movement of her auricle, which is used as a hammer, she pushes the gathered gold into her baskets."