Definition of Concha

1. Noun. (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape.

Generic synonyms: Anatomical Structure, Bodily Structure, Body Structure, Complex Body Part, Structure
Specialized synonyms: Nasal Concha
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy

Definition of Concha

1. n. The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.

Definition of Concha

1. Noun. Any shell-shaped structure. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) The deepest indentation of the cartilage of the human ear, attaching to the mastoid bone. ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) An apse. ¹

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Definition of Concha

1. an anatomical shell-like structure [n -CHAE] : CONCHAL [adj] / an ornamental disk [n -S]

Medical Definition of Concha

1. In anatomy, a structure comparable to a shell in shape, as the auricle or pinna of the ear or a turbinated bone in the nose. Origin: L. A shell (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Concha

concessions stand
concessions stands
concha (current term)
concha auriculae
concha bullosa
concha nasalis inferior
concha nasalis media
concha nasalis superior
concha nasalis suprema
concha of ear
conchae sphenoidales
conchal cartilage
conchal crest
conchal crest of maxilla
conchal crest of palatine bone

Literary usage of Concha

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

1. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico: Comp. and Chronologically Arranged with by Ralph Emerson Twitchell (1914)
"Transmitted: Nava to concha, July 31, 1793. No. 1246. ... 2f 1230 concha, FERNANDO DE LA. Santa Fe, April 20, 1793. To Comandante-General Pedro de Nava: ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The superior surface articulates with the root of the pterygoid process and the under surface of the sphenoidal concha, its medial border reaching as far as ..."

3. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"(The arteries of the concha proceed from branches of the external carotid, ... There are found, on tho surface of the concha, within and without, ..."

4. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico: Comp. and Chronologically Arranged with by Ralph Emerson Twitchell (1914)
"2f To Governor Fernando de la concha, Santa Fe: Letters (4), ... (2) concha to Nava, July 12,1791, in campaign under Teniente Vicente Troncoso, ..."

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