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- n. The curved prominence of the external ear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The curved elevation of the cartilage of the ear, within or in front of the helix. See ear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The inner curved ridge of the pinna of the ear. Also anthelix. See cut under ear.
Another curved prominence, parallel with and in front of the helix, is called the antihelix; this divides above into two crura, between which is a triangular depression, the fossa triangularis.
Within the body of the cartilage arises a forked eminence called antihelix, which terminates in a small and short tongue called antitragus.
My index finger pressed the antihelix on my right ear to drown out the angry railings of a one-hit wonder coming from the television, and I mentally kicked myself for tapping my foot to the hypnotic beat.
The antihelix curves inside the helix, separated by the groove called the scapha.
The lower leg of the antihelix seems to be attached to the front part of the helix in your drawing.
There was some serous drainage that seemed to be coming from several areas on the antihelix and other parts of the pinna itself.
The different parts of the first division, or external ear, are described by anatomists under the name of the helix, antihelix, tragus, antitragus, the lobe, cavitas innominata, the scapha, and the concha.
At the front part of the auricula, where the helix bends upward, is a small projection of cartilage, called the spina helicis, while in the lower part of the helix the cartilage is prolonged downward as a tail-like process, the cauda helicis; this is separated from the antihelix by a fissure, the fissura antitragohelicina.
The Antitragicus arises from the outer part of the antitragus, and is inserted into the cauda helicis and antihelix.
The cranial aspect of the cartilage exhibits a transverse furrow, the sulcus antihelicis transversus, which corresponds with the inferior crus of the antihelix and separates the eminentia conchæ from the eminentia triangularis.
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