auriculotemporal nerve n.
A branch of the mandibular nerve that passes through the parotid gland, terminates in the skin of the temple and the scalp, sends branches to the external acoustic meatus, tympanic membrane, parotid gland, and auricle, and also sends a communicating branch to the facial nerve.
noun a form of acupuncture on points of the outer ear for the relief of pain in other parts of the body; also called [auricular acupuncture], auricular therapy , ear acupuncture Word Origin Latin auricula ‘outer ear’ + therapy
. Historical Examples In the region of the auriculoventricular junction it loses its compactness, the fibers divide, and the bundle seems to fork. Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
yielding or containing gold. Historical Examples Does the auriferous quartz occur in veins, and are these still in situ, or are they broken up? Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I Karl Ritter von Scherzer The upper course of the Xingu is auriferous and fed by numerous branches. […]
to cause to appear golden; gild: Dawn came, and sunlight aurified the lead-gray ocean. to transmute into gold.