Postauricular



[aw-rik-yuh-ler] /ɔˈrɪk yə lər/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing; aural.
2.
perceived by or addressed to the ear; made in private:
an auricular confession.
3.
dependent on hearing; understood or known by hearing:
auricular evidence.
4.
shaped like an ear; auriculate.
5.
Anatomy. pertaining to an of the heart.
6.
Ornithology. pertaining to certain often modified feathers that cover and protect the opening of a bird’s ear.
noun
7.
Usually, auriculars. Ornithology. feathers that cover and protect the opening of a bird’s ear.
/ɔːˈrɪkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or received by the sense or organs of hearing; aural
2.
shaped like an ear
3.
of or relating to an auricle of the heart
4.
(of feathers) occurring in tufts surrounding the ears of owls and similar birds
noun
5.
(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.

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