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noun
Concha  n.  
1.
(Arch.) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.
2.
(Anat.) The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear, surrounding the entrance to the auditory canal.






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"Concha" Quotes from Famous Books



... After inserting the speculum into the vestibule and dilating it, the following parts should be sought for and examined:—Close to the floor, and attached to the outer wall of the nasal cavity, is the anterior end of the inferior concha or turbinated body (Fig. 267), which overhangs the inferior meatus. It presents a pink appearance, and its size varies in different persons. At a higher level and on a posterior plane is the anterior end of the middle concha or turbinated body, which is of a paler colour than ...
— Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition. • Alexander Miles



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