n. (Anatomy) anthelix, curved elevation of cartilage within the auricle of the ear

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  • antihelix — /an tee hee liks, an tuy /, n., pl. antihelices / hel i seez /, antihelixes. Anat. the inward curving ridge of the auricle of the ear. See diag. under ear. [1715 25; ANTI + HELIX; r. anthelix < Gk, equiv. to ant ANT + hélix HELIX] * * * …   Universalium

  • antihelix — /æntiˈhilɪks/ (say antee heeliks) noun (plural antihelices /æntiˈhiləsiz/ (say antee heeluhseez) or antihelixes) the inner curved ridge of the pinna of the ear. {anti + helix (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • antihelix — [an΄tī hē′liks΄; an΄tēhē′liks΄, an΄tihē′liks΄] n. pl. antihelixes [an΄tīhē′liks iz΄, an΄tēhē′liks iz΄, an΄tihē′liks iz΄] or antihelices [an΄tīhel′i sez΄, an΄tēhel′i sez΄, an΄tihel′i sez΄] the rounded piece of cartilage inside the outer rim… …   English World dictionary

  • antihelix — ˈ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| noun also anthelix (ˈ)ant|hē , |thē (plural antihelices or antihelixes) Etymology: anti (I) + helix anatomy …   Useful english dictionary

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