<zoology> A flattened marine univalve shell of the genus Haliotis.

Synonyms: sea-ear. See Abalone.

(01 Mar 1998)

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ear, slantedmedical dictionary

An ear that is slanted more than usual. Technically, an ear is slanted when the angle of the slope of the auricle is more than 15 degrees from the perpendicular. Also called a malrotated ear Considered a minor anomaly. The presence of 2 or more minor anomalies in a child increases the probability that the child has a major malformation.

(12 Dec 1998)

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