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  • noun Plural form of auricle.

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Examples

  • They did not count the rest of the heart -- what we now speak of as the 'auricles' -- as any part of the heart at all; but when they spoke of the heart they meant the left and the right ventricles; and they described those great vessels, which we now call the 'pulmonary veins' and the 'vena cava', as opening directly into the heart itself.

    Lectures and Essays

  • It then perceives beforehand none of those things which occur in the body, but has received its name vaguely and without any proper reason, like the parts about the heart, which are called auricles, but which contribute nothing towards hearing.

    On The Sacred Disease

  • And, because the blood which thus enters into the heart passes through these two pouches called auricles, it thence happens that their motion is the contrary of that of the heart, and that when it expands they contract.

    Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking the Truth in the Sciences

  • The two upper chambers are called auricles from their supposed resemblance to the ear.

    A Practical Physiology

  • And, because the blood which thus enters into the heart passes through these two pouches called auricles, it thence happens that their motion is the contrary of that of the heart, and that when it expands they contract.

    Part V

  • Thus there are four cardiac cavities -- the superior, or upper, ones called the auricles; the inferior, or lower, ones the ventricles.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • At the basis of the heart on each side are situated two cavities, called auricles, to receive the blood; and these contracting, force the blood into the ventricles, which are two cavities in the heart, separated from each other by a strong muscular partition.

    Popular Lectures on Zoonomia Or The Laws of Animal Life, in Health and Disease

  • And, because the blood which thus enters into the heart passes through these two pouches called auricles, it thence happens that their motion is the contrary of that of the heart, and that when it expands they contract.

    Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences

  • These chambers are called "auricles" and "ventricles," and there are two of each -- there being an auricle and a ventricle on the right side and also on the left.

    The Common Frog

  • It looks like all of you have read the bill when, of course, you get your information straight from the auricles on Fox and other such information sites.

    Freshman Dem: Passing health care reform worth losing my seat

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