Helix (ear)

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Helix
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The auricle seen from the side
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Horizontal section through left ear; upper half of section (helix labeled at bottom right)
Details
Latin Helix
Identifiers
Gray's p.1033
Dorlands
/Elsevier
h_04/12411025
TA A15.3.01.005
FMA FMA:60992
Anatomical terminology

The helix is the prominent rim of the auricle. Where the helix turns downwards posteriorly, a small tubercle is sometimes seen, namely the auricular tubercle of Darwin.

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This article uses anatomical terminology; for an overview, see anatomical terminology.

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