Auricular



of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing; aural.
perceived by or addressed to the ear; made in private:
an auricular confession.
dependent on hearing; understood or known by hearing:
auricular evidence.
shaped like an ear; auriculate.
Anatomy. pertaining to an of the heart.
Ornithology. pertaining to certain often modified feathers that cover and protect the opening of a bird’s ear.
Usually, auriculars. Ornithology. feathers that cover and protect the opening of a bird’s ear.
Historical Examples

It is covered by the auricular muscles, and by the base of the pinna of the ear.
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer

auricular confession is nothing else than a most stupendous imposture.
The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional Father Chiniquy

“Sore-throat; deafness from feebleness of the auricular nerves,” etc., etc.
Catholic World, Vol. XIII, April to September, 1871 Various

But let us come to my first lesson in auricular Confession, No!
The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional Father Chiniquy

That book may be called the most crushing evidence to prove that, “the dogma of auricular confession” is a modern imposture.
The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional Father Chiniquy

Is this not sufficient to warn you of the danger of auricular confession?
The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional Father Chiniquy

To the latest hour of my existence, I shall retain a vivid recollection of this auricular martyrdom.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Various

The P wave is admitted to be the wave of auricular contraction.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

The Greek Church retains the practice of auricular confession, but differs from that of Rome in the form of the absolution.
The History of the Devils of Loudun, Volumes I-III Unknown

If that is true, then auricular fibrillation may last for many years.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

adjective
of, relating to, or received by the sense or organs of hearing; aural
shaped like an ear
of or relating to an auricle of the heart
(of feathers) occurring in tufts surrounding the ears of owls and similar birds
noun
(usually pl) an auricular feather
adj.

1540s, “auditory” (originally of confessions), from Medieval Latin auricularis, from Latin auricula (see auricle). Meaning “pertaining to the ear” is from 1640s.

auricular au·ric·u·lar (ô-rĭk’yə-lər)
adj.

Of or relating to the sense of hearing or the organs of hearing.

Perceived by or spoken into the ear, as when testing hearing.

Shaped like an ear or an earlobe; having earlike parts or extensions.

Of or relating to an auricle of the heart.

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