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Definition of "auricula" [au•ric•u•la]

  • A central European primrose (Primula auricula) having large yellow flowers grouped in umbels. Also called bear's ear. (noun)
  • Any of numerous hybrids of this species with other primroses. (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 "auricula" in a sentence
  • "The scientific name comes from the Latin 'auricula'-external ear of animals and' forma 'form, figure or shape', in allusion to the shape of the pod."
  • "The external ear is also called the auricula or pinna."
  • "The arteries of the auricula are the posterior auricular from the external carotid, the anterior auricular from the superficial temporal, and a branch from the occipital artery."
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