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cau·li·flow·er ear

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cauliflower earnoun

    an auricle deformed by injury; common among boxers

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  1. cauliflower earnoun

    An ear swollen and deformed by repeated blows, common among boxers.

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  1. Cauliflower ear

    Cauliflower ear is an irreversible condition that occurs when the external portion of the ear is hit and develops a blood clot or other collection of fluid under the perichondrium. This separates the cartilage from the overlying perichondrium that supplies its nutrients, causing it to die and resulting in the formation of fibrous tissue in the overlying skin. As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and deformed, resembling a cauliflower. The condition is common in martial arts such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, judo or mixed martial arts and in full-contact sports such as rugby union.

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  1. cauliflower ear

    Cauliflower ear is a condition where the ear becomes thickened or deformed, often appearing swollen and lumpy. This typically occurs as a result of repeated blows or injuries to the ear, causing bleeding or fluid build-up within the ear tissue. When the blood or fluid isn't drained, it can lead to a blockage, causing the tissue to die and resulting in the ear looking like a cauliflower. It's common in sports such as wrestling, boxing, and rugby where direct hits to the ear are frequent.

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  1. Cauliflower ear

    Cauliflower ear is a condition that occurs when the external portion of the ear suffers a blow, blood clot or other collection of fluid under the perichondrium. This separates the cartilage from the overlying perichondrium that supplies its nutrients, causing it to die and resulting in the formation of fibrous tissue in the overlying skin. As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and deformed, resembling a cauliflower. The condition is most common among boxers, wrestlers, mixed martial artists, and forwards in rugby union. Headgear that protects the ears is worn in wrestling and rugby, many martial arts, and other contact sports to help prevent this condition. For some athletes, however, a cauliflower ear is considered a badge of courage or experience.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cauliflower ear in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cauliflower ear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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