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Concha  n.  
(Arch.) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.
(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

... shell (pinna or concha) and external meatus (passage to the tympanum) of the outer ear are developed in a very simple fashion from the skin that borders the external aperture of the first gill-cleft. The shell rises in the shape of a circular fold of the skin, in which cartilage ...
— The Evolution of Man, V.2 • Ernst Haeckel

... when them mishaps begins. I camps over one sun on the Concha to rest my mules. I'm loaded some heavy with six thousand pounds in the lead, an' mebby four thousand pounds in the trail wagon; an' I stops a day to give my stock a chance to roll an' breathe an' brace up. My off-wheel mule—a reg'lar shave-tail— is bad med'cine. Which ...
— Wolfville • Alfred Henry Lewis

... were employed. In the same category of symbols came a boat or ship, a female date palm bearing fruit, a cow with her calf by her side, a fish, fruits having many seeds, such as the pomegranate, a shell, (concha), a cavern, a garden, a fountain, a bower, a rose, a fig, and other ...
— The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races - An Interpretation • Sanger Brown, II

... a vague idea that one night I was taken from my bed, wrapped up in a mantle, and carried to a chalet on the Concha, belonging to one Errazu, who was a relative of my mother's. We lived there for a time in the ...
— Youth and Egolatry • Pio Baroja

... applied to Fo-kien by Polo is variously written as Choncha, Chonka, Concha, Chouka. It has not been satisfactorily explained. Klaproth and Neumann refer it to Kiang-Che, of which Fo-kien at one time of the Mongol rule formed a part. This is the more improbable as Polo expressly distinguishes this province or kingdom ...
— The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 2 • Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

Words linked to "Concha" :   nasal concha, structure, body structure, complex body part, general anatomy, anatomical structure, bodily structure

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