Definition of Auricular

1. Adjective. Of or relating to near the ear.

Exact synonyms: Otic
Partainyms: Auricle, Ear

2. Adjective. Relating to or perceived by or shaped like the organ of hearing. "An auricular appendage"
Partainyms: Auricle
Derivative terms: Auricle

3. Adjective. Pertaining to an auricle of the heart. "Auricular fibrillation"
Partainyms: Auricle
Derivative terms: Auricle

Definition of Auricular

1. a. Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing; as, auricular nerves.

Definition of Auricular

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing ¹

2. Adjective. Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest. ¹

3. Adjective. Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence. ¹

4. Adjective. Received by the ear; known by report. ¹

5. Adjective. (anatomy) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart. ¹

6. Noun. The little finger, so called because it can be readily introduced into the ear passage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Auricular

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Auricular

1. Pertaining to an auricle or to the ear, and, formerly, to an atrium of the heart. Origin: L. Auricularis (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auricular

aurichalceous
aurichalcite
aurichalcites
auricle
auricle of atrium
auricle of left atrium
auricle of right atrium
auricled
auricles
auricula
auricula atrialis
auricula atrii
auricula dextra
auricula sinistra
auriculae
auricular (current term)
auricular appendage
auricular appendix
auricular arc
auricular artery
auricular branch of occipital artery
auricular branch of vagus nerve
auricular canaliculus
auricular cartilage
auricular complex
auricular extrasystole
auricular fissure
auricular ganglion
auricular index
auricular ligaments

Literary usage of Auricular

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The auricular branch supplies the back part of the concha. It frequently gives off a branch, which enters the skull through the mastoid foramen and supplies ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"The first series was composed of cases with auricular fibrillation, ... Heart-block, auricular flutter and paroxysmal tachycardia were not included per se. ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The auricular Branch (ramus auricularis) supplies the back of the concha and frequently gives off a branch, which enters the skull through the mastoid ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"Very small auricular beats are occasionally to be seen in the jugular tracings from such patients. ... PULSE TRACING PROM A CASE OP auricular FIBRILLATION. ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1899)
"Passing backwards from the superficial temporal are the superior and inferior auricular arteries, vessels which, though necessarily divided in the incision ..."

6. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The fibres are deeper in colour and more distinctly marked than in either of the other auricular muscles. Va rift let.—Of the auricular muscles the ..."

7. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1917)
"UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL A CASE OF auricular FIBRILLATION OF LONG DURATION IN ... Under certain conditions it is now becoming recognized that auricular ..."

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