What does auricle mean?

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ˈɔr ɪ kəlau·ri·cle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. auricle, atrial auricle, auricula atriinoun

    a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart

  2. auricle, pinna, earnoun

    the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear


  1. auriclenoun

    The outer ear or pinna.

  2. auriclenoun

    An ear-shaped appendage of the left or right atrium of the heart.

  3. auriclenoun

    An atrium, the smaller of the two types of heart chamber.

  4. auriclenoun

    Any appendage in the shape of an earlobe

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Auriclenoun

    Etymology: auricula, Lat.

    Blood should be ready to join with the chyle, before it reaches the right auricle of the heart. John Ray, on Creation.


  1. Auricle

    Auricle is an Anglicization of Latin auricula, from auris 'ear' and -cula, a diminutive suffix.


  1. auricle

    An auricle is a structure or part of the body that resembles an ear or an earlobe. It has two primary uses in biology: it refers to the atria of the heart in some animals, including humans, and it can also refer to the projecting part of the ear, also known as the pinna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auriclenoun

    the external ear, or that part of the ear which is prominent from the head

  2. Auriclenoun

    the chamber, or one of the two chambers, of the heart, by which the blood is received and transmitted to the ventricle or ventricles; -- so called from its resemblance to the auricle or external ear of some quadrupeds. See Heart

  3. Auriclenoun

    an angular or ear-shaped lobe

  4. Auriclenoun

    an instrument applied to the ears to give aid in hearing; a kind of ear trumpet

  5. Etymology: [L. auricula, dim. of auris ear. See Ear.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Auricle

    awr′i-kl, n. the external ear: (pl.) the two upper cavities of the heart into which the blood comes from the veins.—adj. Aur′icled, having appendages like ears.—n. Auric′ula, a species of primrose, also called bear's ear, from the shape of its leaf.—adj. Auric′ular, pertaining to the ear: known by hearing, or by report.—adv. Auric′ularly.—adjs. Auric′ulate, Auric′ulated, ear-shaped.—Auricular confession, secret, told in the ear. [L. auricula, dim. of auris, the ear.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of auricle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of auricle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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