Helix (ear)

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Helix (ear)
The auricula. Lateral surface.
Horizontal section through left ear; upper half of section. (Helix labeled at bottom right.)
Gray's subject #229 1033
Dorlands/Elsevier h_04/12411025

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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