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AURICLE (from Lat. diminutive of auri...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 925 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AURICLE (from Lat. diminutive of auris, ear), the external ear in animals, or an analogous part in plants, &c. From a supposed resemblance to the ear of a dog, the term was applied to the upper cavities of the heart. The adjective " auricular " is more specially used in the phrase " auricular confession " (see CONFESSION), i.e. private.
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