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)
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LatinHelix
TAA15.3.01.005
FMA60992
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 incorporates text in the public domain from page 1033 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)