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Concha

 

a semidome that serves as the ceiling of the semi-cylindrical portions of buildings (an apse or niche). The concha, which originated in eastern Hellenistic architecture, was popular in Roman and Byzantine architecture and in medieval Christian religious buildings. It was often filled with mosaics or frescoes depicting Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Christian saints.

concha

1. The semidome vaulting of an apse; also called a conch.
2. In Spanish architecture and its derivatives, a decorative element in the form of the interior of a sea scallop; see shell-headed.
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Simon Turner, the company president of global development, said 'We are delighted to once again establish a presence in Costa Rica with next year's opening of The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa, one of four new Westin properties slated to open in Latin America by the end of 2011.
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supersedes the former Paradisus Playa Conchal in Guanacaste operated by the brand until April 30th, 2011.
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Then rotate the flap though the window on its long axis 180[degrees] so that the postauricular skin covers the anterolateral defect of the conchal bowl.
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Conchal hypogenesis or agenesis of the turbinates disrupts the delicate processes of turnover and drainage of mucosal secretions.
South Florida's Garcia Stromberg Architecture, known for its work on communities such as the Floridian, Boca Beach Club and Playa Conchal, has been commissioned to create the master plan--which will ensure a cohesive aesthetic; balance/maximize privacy and access to and views of the jungle and beaches; and employ sustainable, eco-friendly building practices.
Examination revealed a firm, nontender lesion behind the left pinna and a large lesion in the conchal bowl that completely occluded the external auditory meatus (figure 1, A).
Located in some of the most spectacular and sought-after beachfront destinations throughout the Caribbean and Mexico, the five-star Paradisus brand offers guests the natural surroundings of exotic locations and a global standard of service that has achieved recognition throughout the hospitality industry, including two AAA Four Diamond awards in 2005 for its Riviera Cancun and Puerto Rico resorts and three Leading Hotels of the World for the Palma Real, Playa Conchal and the Riviera Cancun for its Royal Service.