from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The little finger. See auricular finger, under auricular.
  • noun One of the muscles attached to the concha of the ear.


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  • This vein courses downwards upon the neck in relation to that branch of the superficial cervical plexus, named auricularis magnus nerve, Q, Plate 4,

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The Great Auricular Nerve (n. auricularis magnus) is the largest of the ascending branches.

    IX. Neurology. 6b. The Anterior Divisions

  • The Posterior Auricular Nerve (n. auricularis posterior) arises close to the stylo-mastoid foramen, and runs upward in front of the mastoid process; here it is joined by a filament from the auricular branch of the vagus, and communicates with the posterior branch of the great auricular, and with the lesser occipital.

    IX. Neurology. 5g. The Facial Nerve

  • The Deep Auricular Artery (a. auricularis profunda) often arises in common with the preceding.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 2. The External Carotid Artery

  • The Auricular Branch (ramus auricularis; nerve of Arnold) arises from the jugular ganglion, and is joined soon after its origin by a filament from the petrous ganglion of the glossopharyngeal; it passes behind the internal jugular vein, and enters the mastoid canaliculus on the lateral wall of the jugular fossa.

    IX. Neurology. 5j. The Vagus Nerve

  • The posterior auricular artery (a. auricularis posterior) (Fig. 508) is small and arises from the external carotid, above the Digastricus and Stylohyoideus, opposite the apex of the styloid process.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 2. The External Carotid Artery

  • The Auricular Branch (ramus auricularis) supplies the back of the concha and frequently gives off a branch, which enters the skull through the mastoid foramen and supplies the dura mater, the diploë, and the mastoid cells; this latter branch sometimes arises from the occipital artery, and is then known as the mastoid branch.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 2. The External Carotid Artery

  • The posterior auricular vein (v. auricularis posterior) begins upon the side of the head, in a plexus which communicates with the tributaries of the occipital, and superficial temporal veins.

    VII. The Veins. 3b. The Veins of the Head and Neck

  • The Auricular Branch (ramus auricularis) ascends behind the ear, beneath the Auricularis posterior, and is distributed to the back of the auricula, upon which it ramifies minutely, some branches curving around the margin of the cartilage, others perforating it, to supply the anterior surface.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 2. The External Carotid Artery

  • * Medicos fortassis quis accipiet etiam eos qui alicuius partis corporis vel certi doloris sanitatem pollicentur: ut puta si auricularis, si fistulæ vel dentium, non tamen si incantavit, si inprecatus est si ut vulgari verbo impostorum utar, exorcizavit: non sunt ista medicinæ genera, tametsi sint, qui hos sibi profuisse cum praedicatione adfirmant: [1665] 1

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries


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