- 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.