The ear or, to be more precise, the part of the ear that projects like a little wing from the head. In Latin, pinna means wing.
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1. SYN: auricle (1). 2. A feather, wing, or fin. [L. p. or penna, a feather, in pl. a wing]
- p. nasi SYN: ala of nose.

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pin·na 'pin-ə n, pl pin·nae 'pin-.ē, -.ī or pinnas the largely cartilaginous projecting portion of the external ear
pin·nal 'pin-əl adj

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the flap of skin and cartilage that projects from the head at the exterior opening of the external auditory meatus of the ear. In humans the pinna is largely vestigial but it may be partly concerned with detecting the direction of sound sources.

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pin·na (pinґə) [L. “wing”] auricula (def. 1). pinnal adj

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