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auricle

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔː.rɪ.kəl/ specialized us  

auricle noun [C] (HEART)

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)

auricle noun [C] (EARS)

( also pinna) the part of the ear on the outside of the head
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