Definition of preauricular in US English:

preauricular

(also praeauricular)

adjective

Anatomy
  • 1Located in front of the ear.

  • 2Designating a groove in the ilium situated lateral to the auricular surface, which is more prominently developed in the female than in the male.

Origin

Late 19th century. From pre- + auricular.

Pronunciation

preauricular

/ˌpriːɔːˈrɪkjʊlə/