Concha definition

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(anatomy) Any of various structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape.
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(architecture) The half dome over an apse.
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(anat.) Any of several structures resembling a shell in form, as a thin, bony projection inside the nasal cavity, the hollow of the external ear, or the whole external ear.
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(archit.) The half dome covering an apse.
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Any of various anatomical structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape.
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Any shell-shaped structure.
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(anatomy) The deepest indentation of the cartilage of the human ear, attaching to the mastoid bone.
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(architecture) An apse, or the plain semidome of an apse.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
concha
Plural:
conch, conchas

Origin of concha

  • Late Latin semidome from Latin mussel shell conch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin concha

    From Wiktionary