auricle [awr-i-kuh l] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the projecting outer portion of the ear; pinna.
- Also called auricular appendage.an ear-shaped appendage projecting from each atrium of the heart.
- (loosely) the atrium.
- Botany, Zoology. a part like or likened to an ear.
Origin of auricle First recorded in 1645–55, auricle is from the Latin word auricula the (external) ear, ear lobe. See, Related formsau·ri·cled, adjectiveCan be confusedauricle Examples from the Web for auricle Historical Examples of auricle
It contains one auricle and one ventricle only, not two of each as in man.
David Starr Jordan
The auricle receives the impure blood from all parts of the body.
David Starr Jordan
If there be accompanying œdema of the auricle and surrounding parts.
The heart consists of two moieties, or lobes, known as the auricle and ventricle.
The fate of the sinus venosus and auricle must now be followed.
British Dictionary definitions for auricle auricle noun
- the upper chamber of the heart; atrium
- a small sac in the atrium of the heart
- Also called: pinna anatomy the external part of the ear
- Also called: auricula biology an ear-shaped part or appendage, such as that occurring at the join of the leaf blade and the leaf sheath in some grasses
Derived Formsauricled, adjectiveWord Origin for auricle C17: from Latin auricula the external ear, from auris ear Word Origin and History for auricle n.
part of the ear, 1650s, from Latin auricula “ear,” diminutive of auris (see(n.1)). As a chamber of the heart, early 15c., from Latin, so called from a perceived similarity in shape to an animal’s ear.
auricle in Medicine auricle [ôr′ĭ-kəl] n.
- Atrial auricle.
- The projecting shell-like structure on the side of the head constituting, with the external acoustic meatus, the external ear.pinna
auricle in Science auricle [ôr′ĭ-kəl]
- The visible part of the outer ear.
- An atrium of the heart.