Au*ric"u*lar (?), a. [LL. auricularis: cf. F. auriculaire. See Auricle.]
Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing; as, auricular nerves.
Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest.
This next chapter is a penitent confession of the king, and the strangest . . . that ever was auricular.
Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence.
Received by the ear; known by report.
Pertaining to the auricles of the heart.
Auricular finger, the little finger; so called because it can be readily introduced into the ear passage.
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