Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “auricle”

auricle

noun [C] (HEART)    /ˈɔː.rɪ.kəl/ specialized
one of the two spaces in the top part of the heart that receive blood from the veins and push it down into the ventricles (= lower spaces)The circulatory system and blood
(Definition of auricle noun (HEART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of auricle

Word of the Day

navigate

to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More