Helix (ear)

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Helix
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The auricula seen from the side
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Horizontal section through left ear; upper half of section (helix labeled at bottom right)
Latin Helix
Gray's p.1033

The prominent rim of the auricula is called the helix. Where the helix turns downward behind, a small tubercle is frequently seen: the auricular tubercle of Darwin.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.