auricle :

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  • n  a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart
  • n  the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear

  • Bailey slit open the auricle, put a patch over the hole and closed the heart, with two minutes to spare against his eight-minute limit.
  • Reddened blood returns to the left auricle, passes through the mitral valve into the left ventricle.
  • And then, as five cameras recorded every step, the surgeons opened his left auricle.

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