from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy Any of various structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape. Also called conch.
- n. Architecture The half dome over an apse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any shell-shaped structure.
- n. The deepest indentation of the cartilage of the human ear, attaching to the mastoid bone.
- n. An apse, or the plain semidome of an apse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.
- n. The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear, surrounding the entrance to the auditory canal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy and zoology: The outer ear; the pinna of the ear; the auricle; especially, the shell of the ear, the hollowed part within the antihelix, leading into the meatus. See cut under car.
- n. A shell of bone, or a bone like a shell; a turbinated bone.
- n. Same as couch, 6.
- n. [ML., ⟩ OF. conque.] An old dry measure of Gascony and Navarre, about 5 pecks, Winchester measure.
- n. Same as conch, 10.
- n. The thin, translucent shell of a bivalve mollusk, sometimes used for window-panes in the East Indies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
The name probably is from the Spanish word "concha," a shell.
Etaya is fituated on a very high bank of the river Jurnna, the fides of which confift of what in India is called concha, which is originally fand, but the conftant adion of the fun in the dry feafon forms it almofl into a vitrification.
The narrow-curved depression between the helix and the antihelix is called the scapha; the antihelix describes a curve around a deep, capacious cavity, the concha, which is partially divided into two parts by the crus or commencement of the helix; the upper part is termed the cymba conchæ, the lower part the cavum conchæ.
Many parts of toe E T N bank are 60 feet high, tltc fide* of uhich confift of whnt in India is called concha, which is originally fandj hut the con (tant aliion of the iun, in the dry fealon, forms it almoft into a vitrification.
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The remaining part of the ear, called the concha or shell, is anteriorly hollow, but posteriorly convex, growing gradually deeper; with a crooked line or ridge running along its middle, which is immediately joined to the meatus auditorius, or entrance into the ear; before which stands a round moveable appendix, which serves as a defense, called tragus.
She hangs out in the 'concha' where the guys all hang after work, shoots hoops, drinks beer and seems to deal with the BS and teasing thrown around.
PF, if you're reading this - look in the book I gave you @ entry on the city of Santiago-di-Compostelasp? and "concha", quite amusing.
PF, when you come down off Cloud #9 and drop by the thread, will you summarize the "concha" bit?
La Concha beach is rounded like its name ( "concha" means shell).
Psoroptes _communis cuniculi_) commences at the bottom of the concha, which is filled with whitish-yellow masses consisting of dried crusts, scales, fæces, and dead acari.
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